AUTOS: Small-Car Syndrome

The latest thing in auto accessories is "jaguar chest" and "corvette hip." So reported Dr. Jerome F. Strauss Jr. of Chicago last week, in a letter to the Journal of the American Medical Association. The use of smaller cars has become so wide spread, said Dr. Strauss, that doctors should watch their patients for a "small-car syndrome," marked by complaints of chest and hip aches. He suspects that the aches can often be traced to a smaller car or sports car, which has less room, requires more muscle power to drive.

"Modern automobiles have a lowered silhouette with an acutely...

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