Medicine: Beware the Snake

For the child who is too young to read, the word "Poison" on a medicine bottle or a cleaning-fluid can is no protection. Neither is the once-popular, now little-used, device of the skull and crossbones; children either don't know what it means, or they associate it with exciting TV programs about pirates. Last week the Michigan State Pharmaceutical Association began a statewide campaign to lessen some of the childhood hazards in a chemically fertile age by enlisting the aid of the kids.

Through neighborhood drugstores, the association distributed hundreds of thousands of sheets of yellow gummed stickers. Printed in red above...

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