Medicine: New Syphilis Cure

In Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital last week, a crowd of doctors from all over the eastern U. S. stared fixedly at a glass jar suspended above a patient's bed. The patient had syphilis. From the bottom of the jar, a yellowish fluid trickled through a flexible glass tube into a needle inserted in the vein between his elbow and wrist. Proudly the patient grinned at his distinguished guests, flexed his arm. Snapped his nurse: "Don't show off." The apparatus was an ordinary "Murphy drip," long used for glucose feedings.

In the jar was no ordinary fluid, but a sugary solution of...

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