Medicine: Cure for Rheumatics?

A serum used experimentally in 5,000 cases of rheumatism at the New York University Medical School (Bellevue Hospital) has alleviated the malady in 80% of the cases, according to newspaper stories. Rheumatism, like asthma, grippe and a number of other maladies, is a popular name for a series of symptoms of wide variety. Almost any pain in the joints or muscles is dignified as "rheumatism," regardless of the cause. But of the reality of the disease no rheumatic is ever in doubt, and to such the news of a scientific treatment will be welcome, if...

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