Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 28, 1955

¶ A pregnant woman is not "sick," the Internal Revenue Service ruled—at least not for the purpose of the new tax law, which allows up to $100 weekly in sickness pay or benefits to be deducted from income in figuring taxes.

¶ Knowledge can be a more potent force than ignorance in keeping cancer victims from seeking prompt treatment. Of 314 Britons (mostly women), half had delayed going to a doctor for more than three months after symptoms appeared, and one-fourth had delayed more than a year. Regardless of intelligence, those who did not suspect that they had cancer delayed less...

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