Medicine: Leprosy

Two new researches toward a cure for leprosy:

In Berlin, Professor S. Paldrock has succeeded in killing the bacilli and stopping the spread of local infection by freezing diseased tissues with carbonic acid snow. Of 16 patients treated, 7 have already been pronounced innocuous.

In Rio de Janeiro, Dr. Geraldo Kuhimann, Brazilian botanist, has found that the native sapusaia plant produces an oil of one degree greater optical axis than the best Indian chalmoogra oil, heretofore the chief hope of curing leprosy.


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