Medicine: Capsules, Jul. 13, 1953

¶ Secretary Oveta Culp Hobby dedicated the $64 million Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health at Bethesda, Md., designed to bring research primarily in chronic diseases to the patient's bedside (TIME, July 2, 1951). It has 500 beds, 1,100 laboratory rooms. First patients, women with cervical cancer, were due this week.

¶ Irritated by hucksters' exaggerated claims for tooth powders and pastes containing "antienzymatic agents, chlorophyll, ammonia and urea," as well as antibiotics, the Journal of the American Dental Association said editorially: "Many of these . . . superclaims are on the same low level as those made for discredited...

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