Medicine: Love & Sniffles

"Darlig?"

"Yes, sweed."

"Wudderful way to sped a huddybood, isid id?"

"Wudderful."

In Britain, it is both smart and thrifty to honeymoon at the Harvard Hospital,* near Salisbury. There, snuffling cheerfully last week in the cause of Science, Newlyweds Darlig & Sweed were serving with other volunteers as guinea pigs in a study of the common cold.

It was not as unromantic as it sounded. To newlyweds willing to take a shot of cold "germs" with their honeymoon, the hospital offered a free ten-day holiday in a cozy, secluded retreat. Others who were taking advantage...

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