Medicine: Toward Victory

For those with weeping noses and stuffy heads came some hopeful news last week. While Britain was giving patulin a tryout (TIME, Nov. 29), U.S. doctors reported three successful attacks on the common cold:

To prevent colds, Pediatrician Joseph Stokes Jr. and Dr. Tzvee N. Harris used propylene glycol vapor (TIME, Nov. 16, 1942) last winter to spray the air of six wards containing 105 children at the Children's Seashore House in Atlantic City. While the wards were being sprayed, three children came down with colds. While the wards were unsprayed, 79 got colds.

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