Animals: Scourge's End

Rare is the dog-owner who has not seen one of his animals grow dull, lose appetite, begin to cough, vomit, twitch, discharge from nose and eyes, or show some other of distemper's dismal symptoms. He has watched despairingly, knowing his dog would probably die or be permanently marked by this worst danger to dogs. Until three years ago, distemper seemed an inevitable part of almost every dog's life. Uncertain of its cause, veterinarians were helpless to cure or prevent it.

In 1923 The Field, British sporting weekly, organized a movement to seek the cause and cure of distemper, began soliciting funds in...

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