Medicine: Capsules, Apr. 19, 1954

¶ The switchboard at Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital lit up after press reports that the hospital was testing a drug developed in Denmark that would cure peptic ulcers in ten days. The truth: no such cures can be proved, and Bellevue may not even get around to testing the drug, it seems so iffy.

¶After finding a seemingly new disease among their Washington patients, Drs. Worth B. Daniels and Frank G. MacMurray report in the A.M.A. Journal that they have traced a total of 160 cases of cat-scratch fever. Just what causes the disorder...

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