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Medical Controversy

corsetThe Summit Herald of February 1, 1924 published letters from several prominent physicians on the controversy surrounding the Schick test, a medical test to determine which children had no resistance to Diphtheria, and would need a vaccine. This was in response to parents who were concerned that the test, which contained Diphtheria toxin, might harm their children.

The new YWCA building on Morris Avenue opened. A movie review praised "Where the North Begins" (coming soon to the Lyric Theatre), in which a French-Canadian trapped is attacked by outlaws. He is saved by a wild dog , played by the famous Rin-Tin-Tin. The Heraldings for Housewives column provided a recipe for codfish croquettes and tips on making smooth, lump-free icing. In the classifieds: Lost, a pearl necklace between Overlook Hospital and the trolley car barns; a gold knife and chain at the skating pond; a green and plaid automobile blanket, near Gospel Hall. For sale: a spinning wheel, a six-foot davenport, and a man's Siberian dog overcoat. Mah Jongg lessons: $4 for a table of four people.

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