Medicine: Nature's Way

Doctors noted long ago that women get relief from rheumatoid arthritis during pregnancy, then relapse within a couple months. Why does pregnancy have this effect? Some arthritis researchers have tried to find a drug or chemical which would get the same results (hence, ACTH and cortisone treatments). Dr. Louis W. Granirer of Queens General Hospital in New York City reasoned that the healing substance was probably in the blood of pregnant women, and probably stayed there for a while after childbirth.

Last week Dr. Granirer gave striking evidence to the Society of Medical Jurisprudence that his hunch had paid off. A healthy...

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