Medicine: Snuffnik?

When six Russian women medical scientists touring the U.S. met the press in Washington last week, they offered a nose-wrinkling bit of news. Said Dr. Antonina Shubladze of Moscow's Institute of Virology: the Russians have an effective treatment for Asian influenza, to be taken like snuff. The nonprescription remedy costs one ruble (officially 25¢) for a three-day supply, but only one sniff is needed if the flu victim takes it promptly the day he begins to ache and sniffle. Explained Dr. Shubladze: the influenza virus is inoculated into horses, which are later bled....

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