Medicine: Warm Nose, Cold Goes

The idea that a nip at the bottle may help to nip a cold, long popular with laymen, won medical support last week in the Archives of Otolaryngology. In the first stage of a cold, argued Chicago's Dr. Noah D. Fabricant, the nose is cold; its blood vessels contract, nasal passages become dry, and the stage is set for infection. At this time, said Dr. Fabricant, a jigger of whisky can raise the nose temperature and reverse the process.

Alcohol, Dr. Fabricant declared, has a number of effects that are useful in fighting a cold: it speeds the circulation, provides warmth...

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