Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 31, 1953

¶ Two Richmond, Va. doctors warned in the A.M.A. Journal that in addition to its other hazards, Antabuse (the drug to combat alcoholism, now officially renamed disulfiram) should not be given to alcoholics with heart trouble. Taken with a little alcohol, as it must be to bring on the reaction which makes patients swear off liquor, the drug puts a strain on any heart.

¶ From the military campaigns of the Caesars, John Gardner, a Navy veteran studying pharmacy at the University of California, concluded that there may be germ-killing substances in ordinary...

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