Medicine: Capsules, Nov. 24, 1952

¶ The California Academy of General Practice performed a drastic operation on itself: it dropped 125 members (out of 1,775) because they had failed to take 150 hours of formal training every three years to keep up with modern medicine.

¶ For the patient whose heart stops beating in the middle of an operation, Harvard's Dr. Paul M. Zoll has developed a simple emergency treatment. Two hypodermic needles are jabbed into the flesh, one on each side of the body, and an alternating current passing through them serves as a pacemaker for the heart beat.

¶ Staff members of the University of...

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