Medicine: Nobel Prize

The 1928 Nobel Prize for medicine was awarded last week to Dr. Charles Nicolle, director of the Pasteur Institute at Tunis! He got it for his work on infectious fevers. particularly those caused by micro-organ isms so minute that they filter through the pores of unglazed porcelain.

Typhus is one disease whose mode of transmission he discovered and whose way of prevention he invented. The germ breeds in the bodies of lice. One louse infects others. The community bite their human or animal host and into the bloody puncture slip the typhus organisms....

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