Medicine: Moles, Mice & Leprosy

In the thoroughly modern laboratory of the Japanese government's hospital at Keijo (Seoul) in Chosen (Korea), Professor Kiyoshi Shiga, the hospital director and an eminent bacteriologist*, some months ago implanted leprosy bacilli in some mice. Since 1871 when Dr. G. Armauer Hansen of Norway discovered the Bacillus leprae men have been trying to grow it artificially. If the germs could be cultivated, perhaps an antileprosy serum would evolve. Some ten years ago a Russian biologist, Kadroski, announced such an artificial culture. Just before his death Dr. Moses Clegg of the Philippine Bureau of...

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