Medicine: Doing Unto Others . . .

In Mercedes, Tex., confronted with the fact that Mrs. Lucinda Loya de Candu had died a few minutes after taking his supposedly harmless prescription, Dr. Humberto Ruggi Garrido took an identical dose in the presence of challenging relatives. He died in a few minutes. Doctors recognized that citric acid and potassium bicarbonate in the medicine, harmless if taken at an interval, together formed potassium citrate and soda water. The soda water bloated the two people to death.

In Senatobia, Miss., when Mildred Moore sued a bottling company because of ill effects resulting from drinking...

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