Medicine: Capsules, Jul. 20, 1953

¶ Air conditioning which drops the temperature to 75° F. when the street temperature is 90° or more is bad, said the Northwestern National Life Insurance Co»'s medical adviser. Moreover, if the air is not dried it merely creates "a chilly sweatbath." Recommended air-conditioning settings: 80° with 50% humidity.

¶ In Mobile, Ala., New Orleans' famed Surgeon Alton Ochsner was asked what he thought of½ socialized medicine. His reply: "We already have it ... in the free care of patients who are unable to pay for hospital care. What I am against is federal medicine, not because of its prospective...

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