Medicine: Light on Disease

In his fast scientific stride Biologist William Firth Wells, industrious instructor of sanitary science at the Harvard School of Public Health, has made oyster eggs germinate artificially and by means of artificial sunlight made germs vanish from thin air. Last week after working persistently against smaller & smaller forms of life, Biologist Wells was able to announce that by means of ultraviolet light he destroys the minuscule cause of influenza as it floats in air.

Biologist Wells's Harvard experimental laboratory is a steel, glass-lined tank big as a dentist's operating room. Within is...

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