Medicine: Capsules, Jan. 26, 1953

¶ I Fearful that infectious hepatitis (jaundice) is being spread in all civilized countries by virus in blood and plasma, the World Health Organization issued a global warning: blood donors should be more carefully screened for jaundice carriers, and doctors should give transfusions only when absolutely necessary.

¶ Snow shoveling can be bad for the heart, especially if done too fast, said two Springfield, Mass, physiologists after doing some figuring. The shovel itself weighs about 5 Ibs., a load of dry snow adds 3¾ Ibs., and wet snow adds up to 17½ Ibs. Shoveling wet snow with might & main for...