Medicine: Industrious Secrecy

Some months ago a group of scientists began in London to work upon a series of experiments whose object they carefully guarded. All were eminent specialists and it was known that they had been funded by the Government—two facts which nourished the outlandish conjectures that soon began to rise around the operations they were conducting with such industrious secrecy. Suddenly it was reported that they had made a discovery. What this was, no gossips could accurately say. All agreed, however, that it was something of vast moment—epochal, recondite, revolutionary. Some averred that these...

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