Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 25, 1952

¶ Though most physicians agree that alcohol in moderation has some medicinal uses, a group of them who disagree strongly met last week at the College of Medical Evangelists (run by Seventh-Day Adventists) in Loma Linda, Calif. They applauded Chicago's Physiologist Andrew Conway Ivy (no Adventist but a Methodist) when he berated alcohol in any form as a "habit-forming . . . and dangerous drug," which, used to excess, "is degrading to human reason and dignity."

¶ Chronic high blood pressure is not necessarily a bar to long life. Two Boston doctors who have...

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