Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 21, 1955

¶ At the present rate, one out of every twelve children born in the U.S. is destined to spend some part of his life in a mental hospital, Psychiatrist Francis J. Braceland of Hartford, Conn, reported to the Hoover Commission. State mental hospitals have only three-fourths of the attendants they need, half the doctors and one-fourth of the graduate nurses.

¶ Ulcer victims who swill milk and assorted alkalies can do themselves more harm than good; Dr. Edward Kessler of Albany, N.Y. has seen three patients in one year who were petrifying themselves by clogging their kidneys with excess calcium. Other...

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