Foreign News: Powder of Death

Bonny, bouncing François Lejeune, six months old, was one of those babies whose pink bottoms are easily irritated. Like many other French mothers, Mrs. Lejeune sprinkled the tender parts with Baumol baby powder. But instead of getting better, tiny François got redder, ran a fever and cried incessantly. The doctor said it was 1) colic, 2) teething, 3) oversensitive skin. Mrs. Lejeune rocked the baby, carried him about, bathed him and dusted him with Baumol. But one day poor François' skin burst out into big abscesses. Rushed to the hospital, he was given...

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