Medicine: Diasone and T. B.

Tuberculosis patients are chronically optimistic, but the 100-odd patients at the Lake County tuberculosis sanatorium near Waukegan, 111. really had something to be optimistic about last week. Diasone, the new antituberculosis drug (TIME, Nov. 8), seems to be helping some of them get well.

Energetic, sandy-haired Dr. Charles Kenneth Fetter, who runs the hospital, told the county medical society the results of 120 days of Diasone: 1) of nine minimal cases, every one was improved, most of them showed "marked improvement"; 2) of 42 moderately advanced cases, almost half were much better; 3) about one-fifth of the advanced cases were greatly improved.

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