Medicine: Grandma Was Right

Two doctors who ran a careful, scientific study on 159 sniffling children, victims of the common cold, told last week what they found to be the best treatment. Grandma and the horse & buggy doctor were right, they concluded. The most effective answer is bed rest, with plenty of fluids and maybe aspirin; the modern wonder drugs do more harm than good.

At Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Drs. Howard S. Traisman and L. Martin Hardy reported to the Illinois State Medical Society, 55 of the children got only the old-fashioned treatment; 37 got...

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