Neurology: Memory Pills

Though they are not yet available for prescription, and are not likely to be for a long time, "Abbott's memory pills" are the subject of growing enthusiasm among brain researchers. Until last week, the only evidence of the pills' ef fectiveness had been supplied by experi ments with rats; now there is encour aging preliminary evidence, reports Psy chiatrist D. Ewen Cameron, that the pills may help to mend the fraying mem ory of aging humans.

Dr. Cameron gave the pills, trade-named Cylert by North Chicago's Abbott Laboratories, as tough a test as he could devise. For subjects...