Science: Drugged to Life

It is but a few weeks since successful experiments in acceleration of plant growth by artificial light were announced (TIME, Nov. 5). Now we have the next step: etherizing them to make them grow. Prof. David Lumsden, of the Federal Horticultural Board, found out that if a "shot of dope" is given to a plant either by inhalation or a hypodermic needle, exactly the,contrary of the effect of ether on human beings is produced. Instead of putting plants to sleep it can produce overnight perceptible fresh green shoots from rose bushes dug out of...

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