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Galveston County Daily News, The (Newspaper) - December 16, 1949, Galveston, Texas Expert Says Simple Synthetics May Be Used for Costly Drugs LAFF-A-DAY CHICAGO. OK. 15. University of IllinoU drUR wptrt predicted today that simple thetlo as aspirin- may be used to stimulate the adrenal cortex and replace such scarce natural products as Acth and Cortisone. Dr. Carl C. Pfelffer, head ot the department of pharmacolosy at the Unlverilty of Illinois Medical Col- legs, said that mild. pain-WHInr, drugi appear to work by acting on the vital adrenal cortex. HOW DRUGS WORK Medicine, of course, long has known a> the pain-killing proper- ties of such drugs aa aspirin, ami- nopyrina and cinchophen. However. It has not known how these drugs uhal tpectftc organs he body they act. A research team headed by Dr. Pfelffer and including Dr. Eliza- beth Hemmens. Miss Elizabeth Jen- ney Robert Lee. found that aspirin acts by stimulating the ad< renal cortex. Acth and Cortisone (or compound both of which had produced spectacular results In the treat- ment of arthritis and other ail- ments, stimulate the adrenal cortex outer lining of the adrenal the production of hor- nones. ACTH SCARCE Acth Is derived from hog pitui- tary glands and Is very scarce. It is estimated that at present onll of enough of it io to treil same 1500 of the nation's 7.000.000, arthritis patients a year. Cortiione 1] derived from adrenal cortei of horses aoH available only In very; C CASH POULTRY CO. Phone OUR FAMOUS VITAMIZED FLAVOR FRYERM9 ECCS, Select White Infertile ...........On. 60o SO EXTRA CHOICE FAT HENS. Lb. 4Sc BAKERS, Lb. 39C ORDER YOUR XMA8 TURKEY NOW! PHONE IN YOUR WAITING limited quantities. Acth stimulates the adrenal cor- tex to release the hormones, includ- ing Cortisone. Both have extremely comslex chemical structures and although a desperate effort Is being made tc artificial sub- both drugs, some chemists doubt that such syn- thetics will be found. Dr. Pfeiffer said: "In addition to opening the pos- iihllity that these simple drugs may )e used to stimulate the adrenal :ortex, this research points up the mportance of the gland in alleviat- ng pain. BETTER DRUGS "On the basis of our knowledge of how aspirin and the other simple pain-relieving drugs work, we may be able to discover a whole host of better pain-killing drugs than are now available." Dr. Pfelffer warned that neither aminopyrine or cinchophen are safi for promiscuous use, since the for mer may decrease the whlteblood cells In the body and the latter maj damage the liver. Dr. Pfeiffer iald the research was done by staining dosages analgesic drugs and then tracing the showed in th blood through the body. The re- search was done on humans. The United States bureau o reclamation es 11 m a t e e western America rivers could generate a- much electricity In a year as 600, barrels'of petroleum burnei" in steam plants. SHOPPING In John Slelnbeck'a novel curity. minimum wage, old age ben- SLOWS DAN CUPID 'He not only lied about the size of his yacht he made me do the AID TO GROUPS Brannan Calls for WASHINGTON. Dec. 15. of Wrath" arc still present Sec. of Agriculture the nation today. Earlier, the subcommittee was Brarnan today catted for boJd by a apokesman for the- South- ernment action lo elimlnaU negro that farm mechanization "rotten fruit" of poverty from creating increased hardship for farm laborers In the particularly negroes. Brannan aald 11 children of recommended three pro- gratory farm workers died of lor federal aid for farm nutrition last month In for whom price supports do San Joaqutn Valley, one of provide adequate Income Insur- world's richest farming TKLLS A special "readjustment or re- "Democracy can not tolerate program for email sort of thing." he told a joint which do not yield enough gressional subcommittee provide adequate ing problems of low-income farm and city Federal aid to help bread-winners on "Inadequate farms" get full The California tragedy, part time Jobs in industry. said, is evidence that the IN JOBS ing" conditions described a A program to bring social se- Tht Calveston Ntws, Friday, Dee. 18, efita and other federal help to hired farm laborers who are not covered by these now; help la job piacementfl. and educational and health benefits for migratory farm workers. Brannan aaid low Income farm families are especially hard hit by the technological "revolution" is farming that is reducing need 'oj manpower on iiia firm. Brannan said any step taken help low-incomt families will helm the entire nation. Taken By 2 Robbers MORRISON, Ok., Dec. 15. (UP) ncooped up all the money thsj could find In the bank's cuh draw- ers. Morrison in Nobli County, north ceatral Oklahoma. Wylle Heed, president of tht bank, was not present at the p. m. and forced Bob Moore, book- of the robbery, but he reported tie keeper, and Mrs. Fannie Casey, I loss to authorities a custodial., in the vault. Then they later. A pair of young robbers today locked two employes of the Mor- rison State Bank In a vault and escaped with approximately The men entered the bank at KANSAS CITY, Mo., Doc. 1: busy Christmas shoi ping season Is affecting th< work of Dan Cupid In Kansas City. marriage license bureau said today 1H barriage licenses have been issued so far this month or 13 less as compared with the same period last year. Marriage licenses Issued dur- ing the entire month of Decem- ber last year totaled 591, as com- pared with 653 In December, 1947. CONSCIENCE 'HURTS JIB1 FORT WORTH, D-c. 15. (UP) A 44-year-old man whose con- science "hurt me." surrendered vol- untarily to the sheriffs office hen today and said he was wanted In Volga. S. D., on theft charges. Sheriffs officers Bald a check with South Dakota authorities con firmed the statement of the man, T. W. Bullock. Open P.M. Saturday SPECMLS FOR ALL DAY fRIDAY SATURDAY 21ST POSTOFFICE ST. 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