Medicine: Admirable M&B

The most important patient in the world was getting well last week, somewhere in the Middle East. A sulfa drug (probably sulfapyridine) had again saved Prime Minister Winston Churchill from pneumonia (first time: last February). Before leaving for a good rest at an "unknown destination" (Axis radio reported him in Aswan), Mr. Churchill issued what the New York Times called "one of the most poignant and personal communiques ever issued from No. 10 Downing Street." It was the best advertising sulfa drugs ever had:

"On the 11th of December I felt so tired...

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