Medicine: Capsules, Nov. 5, 1951

In Detroit last week, New Orleans' famed Surgeon Alton Ochsner addressed a gathering of doctors on the recent increase in lung cancer, which he believes is directly traceable to increased smoking. Every pack-a-day smoker over 40 should have a chest X ray every six months, said Ochsner; every pack-a-day man over 50, every three months. Said nonsmoking Dr. Ochsner sadly: "A great many physicians are heavy smokers." Over his attentive doctor-audience, the air was blue with smoke.

EURJ Psychoanalyst Theodor Reik told a Manhattan audience that both sexes are ruled by fears, but different fears. "A man is always trying to prove...

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