Medicine: Capsules, Jun. 4, 1956

In a 14-lb., 3,122-page volume rolling off the presses this week, the igth edition of the American Medical Directory (first since 1950), the A.M.A. lists 240,638 physicians in the U.S. and Canada; 46,348 names have been added and 25,397 deleted because of death or retirement. Net gain in the U.S.: 16,784.

Life was far rougher on the nervous system 2,000 years ago than now, said the University of Maryland's Dr. Louis A. M. Krause: "The good old days are today . . . Living with the dread of punishment from any number of gods was much worse than today's problems...

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