Medicine: Phage Findings

Last week Bacteriologist Albert Paul Krueger of the University of California elaborated a recent announcement of a discovery concerning bacteriophage, the mysterious bacteria-destroying substance which has had a stormy medical history in the 22 years since it first came to light. Bacteriophage—"phage" for short—was discovered during the War by a British medical officer named Frederick William Twort, who was preparing vaccines. When he stained one of his germ colonies he found nothing but the wreckage of dead bacteria. Whatever it was that killed them was able to pass in solution through a fine...