Medicine: Gonorrhea Carriers

When, three years ago, doctors learned the spectacular, four-day, 40¢ sulfanilamide cure for gonorrhea, they gave a short, loud hail, straightway began the practice of dosing their patients with sulfanilamide tablets for a week or two, then discharging them as cured.

Last fortnight, in the American Journal of Public Health, Drs. Charles Milton Carpenter and Robert Sturgeon Westphal, bacteriologists of the University of Rochester, shocked the medical world with some dismal after-facts on sulfanilamide and gonorrhea. It is true, said they, that the drug removes the symptoms of gonorrhea. But patients often harbor...

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