Medicine: Capsules, Dec. 20, 1954

¶ Progress is being made in the treatment of myasthenia gravis, a baffling disease incapacitating about 100,000 Americans.

in which nerve impulses are interrupted before they get to the muscles, leaving the patient pitifully weak and fatigued. Manhattan's Dr. Kermit E. Osserman reported that experiments with a new drug, pyrido-stigmin, produced partial rehabilitation of nearly half of 45 "moderate and severe cases," proved "definitely less toxic" than other drugs (e.g., neostigmine).

¶ In Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, a 5-lb.

12-oz. son was born to a ten-year-old girl.

Felicia Delgado Gomez, by Caesarean section. Although precocious,...

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