Medicine: Capsules, Dec. 1, 1952

¶ More than one-fourth of British girls are fully mature and ready for childbearing at 15, Dr. Marie (Married Love) Stopes told a royal commission. "Marriage should be possible for them [though] I should not encourage it." Her recommendation : drop the minimum marriage age for girls from 16 to 15.

¶ After three infants, aged 2½ months to six months, died from aspirin poisoning, St. Louis Health Commissioner J. Earl Smith warned parents that aspirin is a dangerous drug for the very young, should never be given to them except under medical supervision.

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