Medicine: Animal Lore

Into the grand ballroom of Washington's Mayflower Hotel last week ambled two cows, two horses, five sheep, seven dogs, a covey of Congressmen. At the far end of the ballroom a tier of seats was jammed with spectators. On the sawdust-sprinkled floor, a man in white moved into a spotlight to pour several gallons of Epsom salts through a tube into a cow's stomach. The show was no circus, but a serious scientific meeting—one of the clinical sessions of the American Veterinary Association's annual convention.

Foreign Cattle. The veterinarians were worried over horses...

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