Medicine: Rats for Fleas

For lack of money to buy the land to maintain the pens to house the rats to support the fleas in which the virus grows best, the U. S. Public Health Service has been balked in ridding the southeastern U. S. of a mild kind of typhus fever. Balked also was research on Rocky Mountain spotted fever spread by ticks which live on guinea pigs; parrot fever, brain fever, infantile paralysis, whose respective viruses multiply in white mice; tularemia, which requires rabbits.

This balky situation roused the pity of Luke Wilson, onetime Evanston, Ill....

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