Medicine: Capsules, may 13, 1957

¶A common drink and an uncommon nut are both causes of severe skin inflammation, says the A.M.A. Journal. An Oakland (Calif.) man, 36, went to a party where the only drink served was gin and tonic, had five or six of them. Within two days his entire body was covered with a red or purplish rash, his face was unrecognizable, and his palms and soles were a mass of blisters. It took six days of treatment with cortisone, wet dressings and lotions before he could leave the hospital. Cause of his trouble: a rare,...

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