Medicine: Phthisis Serum

Certain medical members of the British Parliament returned to London, last week, to murmur about a serum treatment for tuberculosis which they had gone to Geneva to investigate—the invention of one Dr. Henry Spahlinger. On the streets of Geneva, they said, posters were displayed announcing the sale of Dr. Spahlinger's research station if his debts were not paid. Despite this, he has rejected an offer of £250,000 for his serum from a pharmaceutical manufacturing firm, because he feared the serum would be exploited beyond the means of the poor. The medical M. P.'s reported that evidence had been...

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