Medicine: Leprosy Assailed

Leprologists rejoiced to learn last week that the leprosy germ has at last and repeatedly been grown in laboratory dishes. Possible ultimate control of the scourge is therefore in sight. The men who accomplished the feat are Professor Malcolm Herman Soule, University of Michigan bacteriologist, and Professor Earl Baldwin McKinley, dean of George Washington Medical school. Both are advisers to the Leonard Wood Memorial.*

First success in growing the leprosy germ artificially came after Professors McKinley and Soule placed the germs in a special atmosphere of carbon dioxide and oxygen. The youngest of 16 generations of germs...

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