Medicine: Erysipelas

Young Dr. Konrad E. Birkhaug smiled modestly last week in his biological laboratory of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He had succeeded in developing a cure for erysipelas.

Erysipelas. This disease, popularly called the Rose or St. Anthony's* Fire, is a highly contagious infection caused by the streptococcus pyogenes. This germ resembles a minute seed and grows in long chains, like a string of beads. It gains entrance to the human body usually by some abrasion, sometimes by way of the tonsils. Then...

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