Milestones: Mold v. T.B.

A new hope against tuberculosis was reported in Science last week. A green mold believed to be of the penicillium family it attacks the tubercle bacillus. Its discoverers, Drs. David Kimball Miller and Albert Carl Rekate of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine, reported promising results on guinea pigs.

The discovery was made accidentally, in almost the same way as Dr. Alexander Fleming's finding of penicillin. The Buffalo researchers noticed a green fungus growing on a culture of tubercle bacilli stored in an icebox. The mold seemed to have an affinity for the tubercle germ; it did not grow well in...

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