Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 16, 1954

¶ Researchers at Michigan State Health Laboratories and doctors in Mexico re ported a new antibiotic, Synnematin, as a prompt and effective cure for typhoid fever. Hitherto. Chloromycetin had been by far the best drug against typhoid. ¶ Britain's Medical Press suggested a new feature of social medicine. "The house wife . . . cannot present her husband with a medical certificate and take a few weeks' sick leave; she has to carry on ... until she is literally unable to stagger around the house." Since a woman could use sick pay to hire help while she got a rest, the...

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