Education: McAndrew's Cure

Commonly recommended as remedies for seasickness are champagne, chewing lemons, going to bed for the first two days, pills, thinking of other things.

William McAndrew, refugee from stormy political seas as a onetime Super intendent of Schools in Chicago, recently suggested belladonna plasters for seasickness. As editor of the Educational Review he was mindful of a current propensity among patient pedagogs for elaborate research and profound tabulations. Placing his tongue ever so slightly in his cheek, Dr. McAndrew tabulated his belladonna-plasters-for-seasickness research as follows: Number reporting having used bella donna...

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