Medicine: Gold Cure

During the past month, newspapers have devoted much space to recent experiments performed by Prof. Molgaard of Denmark in attempting to treat tuberculosis with a chemical substance containing a certain amount of gold. The idea of gold as a therapeutic agent has always had a peculiar fascination for both the public and the physician, so that "gold cures" have been available for practically every type of ill from which mankind may suffer. Unfortunately, none of these "cures" has thus far stood the test of scientific observation. The method devised by Prof. Molgaard has...

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