Medicine: Kappers Cures

At the opening of the lecture amphitheatre of the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the Medical Centre, Manhattan, a little old Dutchman, Professor C. W. Ariens Kappers, got up to talk. He began immediately to use the names of mysterious and exotic sicknesses—African Sleeping Sickness and how it had been cured by Bayer, malaria injections and how they helped general paralysis (TIME, April 2. June 4). For several minutes Professor Kappers stressed the past success of quiet cures wrought in maniacs and melancholies by somnifen injections over a period of 14 days....

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