Medicine: A New Wasserman Test

Dr. August von Wassermann, distinguished German serologist, who developed the so-called"; Wassermann test "for syphilis, announced another achievement in preventive medicine— a method of determining the presence in the body of latent tuberculosis before it becomes active in the lungs. This will enable physicians to weed out the probable victims of the dis- ease. A regime of appropriate diet, rest and fresh air, applied in special schools and at home, will then go far to prevent tuberculosis from claiming those who would formerly have been its prey. Dr. Wassermann's method—he refuses to...

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