Medicine: Capsules, Jul. 27, 1953

¶ U.S. flour millers are feeling the pinch as more and more overweight citizens cut down on calories and take in their belts. In 50 years, U.S. per capita consumption of flour products has shrunk from 225 lbs. a year to 130, is still going down.

¶ Henry Austin, 58, had just been operated on for lung cancer in Birmingham, England when he rolled off the table, crashed to the floor, died. Explained Surgeon Satyen Basuroy: he and the nurse "must have turned away simultaneously." Ruled the coroner: accidental death.

¶ After a few Montana mineowners hit pay dirt by charging the...

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