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(From a Special Correspondent)Feb. 12, 1947.
President Asks Continuance of Controls on Streptomycin
American made streptomycin is one of eight groups of items on which President Truman has asked Congress to continue controls beyond March 31. According to the Civilian Production Administration the request was made because of the growing importance of the drug in the national health program. A sudden rise in demand is expected if further clinical evaluation indicates that it is useful in the treatment of tuberculosis and other diseases. Dr. Paul A. Bunn, associate chief, Veterans Administration tuberculosis division, reports that streptomycin has been so successful in the treatment of advanced tuberculosis in seven veterans' hospitals that nineteen study units have been added. Of 50 veterans who had the deadly, military type, the meningitis type or a combination and would certainly have died, 27 are alive, Dr. Bunn reported. Of 91 veterans with
ORGANIZATION SECTION. JAMA. 1947;133(7):482–485. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880070046016
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