Medicine: Pain & Polio

Admitting that they are no closer to finding a cure for polio, a team of Brooklyn doctors last week reported notable success with a treatment which relieves the pain and helps get patients out of the hospital sooner. The drug they use is Priscoline (which expands blood vessels and speeds up circulation). Dr. Emil Smith and five colleagues tested it last year on 663 patients at the Kingston Avenue Hospital.

In the early stages of polio, the doctors pointed out in the Journal of the American Medical Association, victims often complain of pain which keeps them rest less, fretful and unable to...

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