Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 7, 1960

¶ Experts are still far from final agreement on how much radioactive strontium 90 the human system can tolerate without damage, but to be on the safe side, Health Secretary Arthur S. Flemming last week cut the maximum permissible dose to less than half the previously accepted figure—from 80 to 33 millionths of a millionth of a curie per quart of milk, and equivalent readings in food and air. ¶ Insurance against the costs of cancer care was offered in a simplified policy by New York's Standard Security Life Insurance Co., with maximum total benefits of $10,000 ($3,000 in any one...

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