Medicine: Fat v. Germs

"We are announcing our results at this time to get the help of other researcher and doctors. . . ." With that cautious preamble, Homeopaths Garth Wilkinsor Boericke & William Wallace Young of Philadelphia last week announced a novel method of treating pneumonia, rheumatic fever, influenza and childbed fever with injections of emulsified fat.

To explain the logic of their treatment Dr. Young explained: "Ordinarily there are 80,000,000 fat particles in each cubic centimetre of blood. The body uses them as shock troops against disease. We found that in severe cases of bronchial diseases...

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