Medicine: Capsules, may 27, 1957

¶ Blood tests of 67 men who admitted paternity in court cases showed that 9% to 18% of them probably were not the fathers of the children they accepted, a New York doctor-lawyer team report in the A.M.A. Journal..In New York and a dozen other states, blood tests are given only to men who deny paternity. Conclusion: courts that "routinely and perfunctorily" accept admissions of fatherhood should order thorough blood tests whether paternity is contested or not.

¶ Clamping down on bogus doctors who make television promises about patent medicine, the Federal Trade Commission called a July 23 hearing—the first in...

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