Few announcements in recent years have occasioned more hope in the minds of the medical profession and the laity than did the report on chlorin as a therapeutic agent in certain respiratory diseases made by Vedder and Sawyer 1 about a year ago. Although usually considered trivial, acute colds cause more disability and loss of time from work and school than the more serious diseases.
Recently, Dr. Taylor-Jones 2 reported that more than one fourth of the absences of 3 A grade children in Washington were due to "common colds," and Dr. Collins,3 in the study of morbidity among school children in Hagerstown, Md., found that about one third of the cases of illness in school children are due to colds, and that in a school year of 180 days the average amount of time lost per child on account of colds was 1.86 days. At the University of
DIEHL HS. VALUE OF CHLORIN IN THE TREATMENT OF COLDS. JAMA. 1925;84(22):1629–1632. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660480019006
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