Medicine: The Old Blood Stream

The author of Huber the Tuber, a Story of Tuberculosis, had a new one on the bookstalls: Corky the Killer, a Story of Syphilis (American Social Hygiene Association; $1). The author (and illustrator) was Dr. Harry A. Wilmer, a young scientist who took five degrees in eight years at the University of Minnesota. His book is a slightly bawdy blend of fact & fancy that seeks by cartoons and comic-strip dialogue to tell about the syphilis spirochete and how it works.

Villain of the tale: Corky, a dark-visaged spirochete 1/3000th of an inch...

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