Medicine: Capsules, may 25, 1953

¶Because of the apparent relationship between heavy cigarette smoking and lung cancer, famed Surgeon Alton Ochsner of New Orleans laid it on the line: "I advise the man who smokes heavily, especially if he is over 40, to have a chest X ray every six months—or preferably every three months—so that the physician can find the cancer, if one develops, while surgery can still cure it." ¶Virginia doctors reported a new use for cortisone and ACTH: three small children, bitten by copperheads, were given the standard antivenom treatment but still had little chance of...

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