Medicine: On Again, Off Again

Doctors announce their defeats as well as their victories with new drugs. A Vancouver, B.C. physician reports that he tried ACTH on three patients suffering from a type of baldness in which all the body's hair falls out. After about three weeks, all three had promising growths of hair. The only trouble: when the ACTH had to be stopped because of the patients' intolerance to further treatment, all their hair fell out again.


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