Medicine: New T. B. Drug

Every so often new hope springs up that a chemical laboratory has succeeded in perfecting a magic bullet against tuberculosis. But so far the only drugs strong enough to kill the tuberculosis organism have been too strong for people to take.

Last fortnight the most promising anti-t.b. drug to date was announced: Professor George W. Raiziss of Abbott Laboratories reported in Science that disodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate diamino-diphenylsulfone (short name: Diasone) is the best drug yet used to treat guinea pigs newly infected with tuberculosis. It is a sulfa drug which Professor Raiziss says...

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