Medicine: Capsules, may 10, 1954

¶ Longtime radiation effects on pregnant women of Nagasaki's 1945 atomic bomb were reported by a team of Los Angeles researchers: of 98 within the radiation area, 30 showed major injuries and had three miscarriages, four stillbirths, six babies who died within a year and four mentally retarded. The other 68 escaped grave injury, but also had a far higher proportion of stillborn or stunted children than a similar group outside the blast area. ¶Measles has been rampant in some parts of the U.S. this year, with 30,475 cases by mid-April. Indiana spotted itself for distinction: with one-fortieth of...

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