Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 22, 1954

¶ What many a hospital patient has known for many years, that the bedpan is more trouble than it's worth, won official medical sanction. "It requires twice as much energy to use it as it does to walk to the bathroom," said Manhattan's Dr. Howard A. Rusk, rehabilitation expert. Also, taking a shower consumes four times as much energy as using a tub.

¶ Lack of vitamin C was suggested by Dr. Carl T. Javert, of Cornell University Medical College, as a common factor in the inability of some women to carry babies to term. Of 100 he tested, 91 had...

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