Medicine: Funny Noguchi

A vivid biography of the late great Hideyo Noguchi who died while seeking the cause of yellow fever in Africa, appeared last week.* It uncloaks the tumultuous little scientist, of whom only intimate friends knew more than that he was born in 1876 to a Japanese peasant, that he eventually reached the U. S. where he produced important discoveries on snake venoms, syphilis, infantile paralysis, rabies, smallpox, yellow fever, that nations gave him kudos.

The Rockefeller Institute, of which he was a member, affects a scientific attitude by shrouding its researchers in their cold reports....

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