Medicine: Tsetse

An effective cure for sleeping sickness would transform equatorial Africa into a desirable habitation for mankind. From Berlin have come repeated reports that F. K. Kleine has perfected a cure which will soon be announced. In 1895 Surgeon General Sir David Bruce showed that the parasite (try-panasoma gambiense) was communicated to human beings and to cattle by the tsetse fly. In 1907 the British Government called an international conference to deal with the evil. No help could be found. In the Autumn of 1921 Dr. Kleine went to Africa with a compound. He...

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