Medicine: Blued Lepers, Pig Banks

To 80,000 healthy Christians who own pig savings banks and to 3,000,000 leprous individuals scattered throughout the world, the annual meeting of the American Mission to Lepers last week in the cozy Church House of Manhattan's Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church was a momentous occurrence. At that meeting Dr. Victor George Heiser, Far East director of the Rockefeller Foundation and president of the International Leprosy Association, dramatically announced that leprosy is apparently being cured. In the process the lepers are dyed blue by injection into their veins of a dye called trypan-blue.*

Trypan-blue has been...

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