Medicine: TB Drugs

Researchers looked hard and long for a drug to cure tuberculosis. When it appeared hopeless to get rid of the germs without hurting the patient, interest in the search slowed up. Then the discovery of sulfanilamide dramatized the fact that chemicals can fight bacteria safely¬ónot by killing them, but by hampering their vital processes. The search for a tuberculosis cure was revivified. No one has the answer yet, but new clues are turned up every week. Recent ones:

¶ Subtilin, an extract of the bacillus sub-tilis (the hay bacillus found in every open field) will kill tubercle bacilli in test tubes....

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