Medicine: Capsules, Feb. 28, 1955

¶ After medical societies and health officials protested, Maryland state legislators turned down an appeal for legal recognition as physicians from the state's 100-odd naturopaths (who treat diseases by "manipulation, diathermy, and exploitation of the body's natural curing powers").

¶ Two University of Louisville researchers, Dr. Alex J. Steigman and Dr. Murray Lipton, have developed a color test to indicate whether a child is protected against polio. The method: Hela cells (easily grown cancer cells) are mixed with polio virus, an indicator dye and a blood sample. Incubated at 36° centigrade for a...

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