Medicine: Laurels

For their efforts to relieve the ills of mankind, awards were passed out last week to two medical researchers and a pest exterminator:

¶ At the annual convention of the United Cerebral Palsy Associations in Philadelphia, Boston's Dr. Samuel P. Hicks was given the $1,000 Max Weinstein Award, plus $8,000 to continue his research. In pregnant animals, Dr. Hicks has found, small doses of X rays and certain drugs cripple the central nervous system of the offspring. It may be that cerebral palsy has a similar origin.

¶ At French Lick, Ind., Dr. Edwin Bennett Astwood of Tufts Medical School received the...

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