Medicine: Research Marches On

News from research frontiers, as reported at medical meetings in Atlantic City (see above) last week:

¶ Doctors who have given aureomycin credit for killing some of the tiny viruses as well as the bigger bacteria may have been on the wrong track. Actually, it seems to work this way: the golden antibiotic checks 'bacteria and also reduces fever, but in a case of virus infection (such as influenza), it only suppresses the fever without affecting the virus.

¶ An unexpected use for the artificial kidney was proposed by Washington doctors. It works...

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