Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 17, 1952

¶ The notion that a cross-eyed child "will grow out of it" is a "vicious bit of misinformation," declared Ophthalmologist Richard G. Scobee of St. Louis. Besides creating difficulties in learning, the child's handicap sets him apart from playmates and often leaves a deep emotional scar. Dr. Scobee's advice: have it treated promptly, even if surgery is needed.

¶ To keep the military and Civil Defense authorities from getting into an unseemly scramble for blood and plasma, Defense Mobilizer Charles E. Wilson took over the job of allocating supplies. The Red Cross will continue to be the collecting agency.


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