Medicine: Capsules, Feb. 15, 1954

¶ Doctors and hospital authorities should print leaflets telling parents what they in turn should tell children who are to be admitted for operations, said the A.M.A. Journal. A simple, forthright explanation to the child—of the operation itself, of the anesthetic, and of what all those white-garbed people are up to—will help to save the youngster from panic.

¶ Mrs. Heliodore Cyr, 42, wife of a New Brunswick farmer, gave birth, in Fort Kent, Me., to an 8-lb. girl, her 25th child (18 now living), and her first delivered in a hospital.

¶ Blaming...