Medicine: Reducing Made Easy

The bulge in many a human waistline can now be liquidated without will power. Successful experiments with a new appetite-killing drug have been reported by Philadelphia's Endocrine Research Institute. A group of 300 men, women & children who tried the drug lost an average of two pounds a week painlessly.

The drug: dextroamphetamine (a form of benzedrine). The institute's doctors, reporting their discovery in The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, said they started their patients on a reducing diet of 900 to 1,300 calories, administered the drug only when hunger got the...

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