Medicine: Capsules, Nov. 23, 1953

Birthmarks are twice as common on girls as on boys, two Albany (N.Y.) doctors report in GP, published by the American Academy of General Practice. As evidence that the birthmarks may be related to the female sex hormones, they note that the marks sometimes enlarge rapidly when a girl reaches puberty or during pregnancy.

¶Most diabetics can eat a "self-selected, unweighed and unmeasured diet" to suit their own tastes and appetites, even if a little sugar does appear in the urine, said Dr. Edward Tolstoi of Cornell University Medical School. His idea: daily insulin will control the disease, and a severe diet...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


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

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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