From the July 1977 magazine.

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Tackling the Aftereffects

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TORONTO, ONT.--An anti-thyroid drug offers new hope to alcoholics suffering severe liver disease.

A short-term clinical study here indicates treatment with propylthiouracil (PTU) induces a more profound recovery from liver abnormalities in these patients and in a shorter period of time than that experienced by placebo-treated patients. But PTU favorably affected only those patients with the most...

-- John Shaughnessy