Medicine: Capsules, Sep. 7, 1953

CJ With the demand for gamma globulin already far greater than the supply, three Harvard investigators reported on another use for it: preventing the spread of infectious hepatitis (a liver infection causing jaundice). The Harvardmen studied 81 families where jaundice had broken out, found that the disease spread within the family 48% of the time when G.G. was not given. In families where G.G. was given preventively after the first outbreak, only one additional case turned up.

¶ Three Decatur, Ill. doctors kept tab on 1,000 consecutive house calls, last week reported their...

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