Medicine: Colored People

Addison's disease, rare and usually fatal malady which ordinarily colors its victims anywhere from a light yellow to a deep brown and even black, has been treated successfully. Announcement of that important fact came last week from the Long Island Biological Association at Cold Spring Harbor, L. I., where Professor Wilbur Willis Swingle of Princeton and Joseph John Pfiffner developed the medicine. It is a purified extract, a hormone, of the suprarenal glands.* Johns Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic have used the extract on some 30 cases of Addison's disease. One case...

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