Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 30, 1953

¶ For doctors who never have time to read all their technical literature but spend up to three hours a day in their cars, Los Angeles' College of Medical Evangelists started an "Audio-Digest" service: a tape recorder is installed in the doctor's car and each week, for $2.50, he gets a one-hour summary of medical news.

¶ Tulane University neurosurgeons described a simple and seemingly successful way of treating syringomyelia, an uncommon but hitherto baffling complaint in which a cyst forms in the spinal cord, gradually causing paralysis. The technique involves using a wire of the modern wonder metal, tantalum, to...

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