Medicine: Hydnocarpus Oil

Last week the British Empire Leprosy Relief Association announced that a positive cure for leprosy had been effected. Hydnocarpus oil is the new remedy. For ten concentrated years scientists have been working to extract an oil from the dried fruit of the hydnocarpus tree that could safely be used in the fight against leprosy. The virtues of this oil have long been known, but its use was restricted because it blocked the veins and choked off the blood stream. Since bacillus leprae exists in the circulating blood as well as in the organs and tissues, a destructive agent that could be...

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