Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 11, 1957

¶The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the right of law-enforcement authorities to use as evidence a blood sample taken from an unconscious defendant. The appeal arose from the case of a trucker who was convicted of drunken driving on testimony that a blood sample taken from him after an accident tested .17% alcohol. The court decided that the defendant's rights had not been violated so long as the blood sample was removed "under the protective eye of a physician."

¶For a study of radioactivity in foods, the Food and Drug Administration hit upon a rare source of canned foods unquestionably packed before...

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