Medicine: Rat Bite Fever & Paresis

In three Illinois insane asylums 37 women and 35 men paretic inmates were held firmly down on their cots. All had softening of the brain, all were paralytic. Into the thighs of those 72 dements, to check another investigator's work (Dr. Harry Caesar Solomon of Boston), Dr. Alex S. Hershfield of Chicago and five associates injected Spirochaeta morsusmuris.

That is a spirillum that lives in the blood of rats and mice.† It causes the rodents no inconvenience. However when infected mice bite grown-ups or gnaw off the succulent fingers, toes, ears and lips...

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