Medicine: Capsules, Jun. 16, 1952

¶ The Food & Drug Administration authorized the general use, on any doctor's prescription, of isoniazid (short name for the hydrazide of isonicotinic acid), the new anti-T.B. drug (TIME, March 3). So great has been the public demand for the drug that Macy's promptly advertised a supply of it in the New York Times.

¶ Encouraged because a few types of cancer have responded in the last dozen years to treatment with drugs, Manhattan's Memorial Center opened a special 42-bed ward for the systematic testing of dozens of new chemicals and a few viruses on volunteer patients who cannot be helped...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!