Medicine: Capsules, Apr. 9, 1956

¶ Along with the postwar trend toward earlier marriage, a major reason for the nation's big surge in population is the increasing fertility of the individual U.S. mother. Last week the Census Bureau reported that between 1950 and 1954 the rate of childbearing by all U.S. mothers (aged 15 to 49) rose a whopping 11½%. ¶ Investigating their state's notoriety as a "stone area," two University of North Carolina doctors reported that too much spinach is a major cause of kidney stones. The stones are caused by excess oxalic acid in the diet, said Researchers James C. Andrews and Claude L....

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