Medicine: Victim No. 18

Toronto's General Hospital last week reported its 20th death in four years from sulfa poisoning, three within the last month. So aroused were Toronto doctors that the city's chief coroner held a widely publicized inquest on Victim No. 18, to highlight the dangers of using sulfa without proper medical supervision. From Milwaukee came a similar report: 15 sulfa deaths in the county hospitals in three years. Many another U.S. hospital might have added to the death score from sulfa if it had published its files.

Toronto's Victim No. 18 was a young man whose...

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