Medicine: Diphtheria Hero

Complacently treading his Brooklyn "beat," Patrolman Salvatore Di Lorenzo, one year "on the force," heard the broken screams of a woman frightened & helpless. He ran—into the apartment of Mrs. Adelaide Lambert. Her two-year-old daughter, she cried at him, was choking to death from diphtheria.

As everyone knows, diphtheria, highly infectious disease, affects the throat. Germs, rod-shaped, breed there and give off toxins which cause the peculiar fever. Antitoxins can allay the fever. They are made by the blood of horses which have been methodically infected with diphtheria toxin. Such antitoxins constitute...