Medicine: Favorable Fevers

Fever is one of the first weapons of the body. When an infection sets in, the old organism stokes up the furnace, heats up the blood, sends it racing round in hot haste to destroy the enemy. At one time the best medical practice believed in damping the fire, bringing down the fever. Now the viewpoint changes. Medical men are conjuring up fevers to help them fight widely different diseases. Last week Herr Doktor August Bier, head of Berlin's largest hospital, told the Berlin Medical Society about his use of fire as a curative...