Medicine: Capsules, Nov. 12, 1956

¶ Two long-neglected disorders, cerebral palsy and mental retardation, will get from the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness the full research treatment: more than $1,000,000 a year for the next ten years, at least, to track down cause-and-effect relationships involving such factors as heredity, oxygen shortage at birth, injury during delivery, maternal infections and use of drugs during pregnancy.

¶ The fire ant (Solenopsis saevissima), recently introduced into the U.S. from South America and already a plague to farmers in ten Southern states, is fast becoming a medical problem as well,...

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