Medicine: Don't-Give-a-Damn Pills

As one of Groucho Marx's writers told it: an unemployed actor was interrupted at breakfast by his wife carrying a Dagwood sandwich of unpaid bills. "What'll I do with these?" she asked. Replied the actor, with a careless toss of the head: "Tear 'em up and order some more Miltown."

Miltown, one of the two trade names for meprobamate, the latest popular tranquilizing drug, has become the fastest-selling pacifier for the frustrated and frenetic. The backlog of unfilled orders is at once the pride and despair of Wallace Laboratories in New Brunswick, N.J.,...

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