Science: Discoveries Reported

Dr. René Jules Dubos of the Rockefeller Institute may possibly some day take rank, along with Gerhard Domagk of Germany and other pioneers who gave the world sulfanilamide. as a great benefactor of chemotherapeutical medicine. Starting with a hunch that there must be agents in the soil capable of breaking up almost anything organic, piling up experiments year after year. Dr. Dubos recently told how he isolated from soil bacilli a substance called "gramicidin," which—in experimental animals—kills pneumococci of five kinds, streptococci, diphtheria bacilli, and other "gram-positive" (blue-staining) germs, possibly including the...

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