Medicine: Helping Horses

This spring and summer many a horse will feel the sharp thrust of a hypodermic needle; will be injected with meningitis bacilli. Thus horses will help in the development of a serum to fight a new strain of cerebrospinal meningitis which, originating among Chinese workers in California last year, is moving eastward across the country.

Last week, the American Medical Association calmed fearsome people; assured them there is no immediate cause to worry because epidemic meningitis is a "winter disease."

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