Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 9, 1954

¶As therapy for convalescing housewives, the municipal hospital at Durham, England has built a modern kitchen, specially fitted to accommodate crippled patients. Hospital authorities have found that working in the kitchen keeps a woman's mind off her illness and helps get long-idle muscles back in shape.

¶Standard dusting powders containing less than 5% boric acid can be safely used for babies. So reported two Manhattan pediatricians, Alfred J. Vignec and Rose Ellis. The much-publicized infant deaths due to boric acid, they added, have largely resulted from the misuse of solutions with a high boric acid content, often swallowed by newborn infants....

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