Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 17, 1953

¶ In Chicago, Board of Health President Herman Bundesen lowered the boom on the re-use of plastic glasses for three-dimensional movies. Although the glasses are supposedly sterilized after each use, they increased eye ailments "to almost epidemic proportions." Approved by the board: glasses with cardboard frames, discarded after one viewing.

¶ In the American Journal of Psychiatry, Dr. Peter A. Peffer, manager of the Perry Point, Md. Veterans Administration Hospital, told about a new "rehabilitation incentive" for mental patients: money. Peffer has carefully transferred partially cured psychiatric patients at his hospital to the status of "member employees.'' (Sample jobs: landscape worker, painter,...

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