* Medicine has known about the benefits of vitamin A treating measles for at least 64 years. The Townsend Letter for Doctors has uncovered research from 1932 which showed how high doses of cod liver oil helped save the lives of children suffering from acute measles infection (Townsend Lett Docs, January 1996; BMJ 1932; 2: 708-11).
QUOTE OF THE MONTH
The last man in the world whose opinion I would take on what to eat would be a doctor. It is safer to consult a waiter.' - Robert Lynd, quoted in Nutrition in Child Health, by Ed DP Davies (Royal College of Physicians, 1996).