Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 8, 1954

¶ For six years the Federal Communications Commission has been warning physicians about the use of high-powered diathermy machines that operate outside of prescribed frequency channels. Reason: a diathermy set−in effect, a small radio transmitter−can seriously interfere with broadcast reception and essential radio-safety services like airport-landing systems. Last week U.S. physicians were on notice that the FCC will prosecute, if necessary, to force doctors to abandon their overpowered, off-channel models. By FCC standards, 20,000 of the nation's medical diathermy sets are illegal.

¶ Ontario's Dr. Robert G. Bell has devised a handy "Alcodial" to help tipplers decide whether they are...

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