Medicine: Capsules, Jul. 16, 1956

¶ Estimating that 35 million prescriptions for ataraxic (tranquilizing) drugs (TIME, June 11) will be written in 1956, the American Psychiatric Association got off a warning to its 9,000 members: it "recognizes with enthusiasm the development of . . . drugs for the treatment of psychiatric disorders," but is "concerned about the apparently widespread use of the drugs by the public for the relief of common anxiety, emotional upsets, nervousness and the routine tensions of everyday living."

¶ Production and release of polio vaccine are being stepped up so fast that in a few months there should be no more shortages....

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