Medicine: Again, Sulfanilamide

Sulfanilamide, the "wonder drug," introduced into the U. S. in 1936, is credited with remarkable cures in cases of gonorrhea, childbed fever, other streptococcal infections. Last week it advanced on a new field of human suffering.

For years physicians have sought a cure for trachoma, a painful virus disease which furrows the eyelids, burns out the vision of thousands of peasants in Asia, Southeastern Europe, South America. At the Berkeley, Calif, meeting of the Sixth Pacific Science Congress, Dr. Phillips Thygeson, of Manhattan's famed Presbyterian Hospital, announced that sulfanilamide was an effective treatment...

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