Medicine: Capsules, Jun. 29, 1953

¶ Doctors and patients should not be scared away from the use of new and powerful drugs by warnings of their dangers or reports of occasional deaths, said the New England Journal of Medicine: "To withhold or ban most such drugs would reverse medical progress and lead to the death of many patients who might have been saved by the proper use of the drug."

¶ Well-meaning efforts to free victims of cerebral palsy from the stigma of mental inferiority have gone too far, said Manhattan Psychologist Harold Michal-Smith. Granted that the two conditions do not always go together, he said,...

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