Medicine: V14A

The organism that causes one type of common cold has been isolated. So reported the U.S. Public Health Service's Dr. Norman H. Topping and his assistant, Dr. Leon T. Atlas, in last week's issue of Science.

In their search for the organism that British scientists hunted in vain for 18 months (TIME, Dec. 22), Drs. Topping and Atlas first used sterile skimmed milk to wash the nose of a man just catching cold. The solution was sprayed into the noses of volunteers (inmates of the District of Columbia's Lorton Reformatory, who were paid $3 a week). They caught cold, too....

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