Medicine: Congress

In Manhattan, 2,500 men convened— cool men. the U. S. Congress of Surgeons. They had with them roomfuls of technical exhibits, reams of data to exchange, scores of lectures to deliver. Drs. N. D. Royle and J. I. Hunter, of Australia, reported jointly discovering a remedy for rigid paralysis. Anti-vivisectionists writhed at hearing this discovery was made possible only by long experiment on small animals. The use of ethylene was explained— a new anesthetic discovered in Chicago when white carnations bowed their heads, slept, because this substance had leaked into the greenhouse air...

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