Medicine: Killers of Poison

Two discoveries that may prove of prime medical importance were reported last week at the St. Louis meeting of the American Chemical Society (see p. 57). Both discoveries were made in the course of attempts to eliminate the dangerous reactions of drugs in the sulfanilamide family.

Magic Five. During the last three years in Manhattan, Pharmacologist Marvin Russell Thompson and Biochemist Gustav Julius Martin of the Warner Institute for Therapeutic Research have painstakingly poisoned 30,000 rats, mice and rabbits in their research work. When they gave the animals huge doses of sulfa drugs, or...

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