Science: The Miracle of Middleboro

When science had done so much, what might science not do? In Massachusetts last week, many a fanner and townsman listened to word of the newest miracle, eager to believe. And the wonder grew—for a while.

Some thought it all started when the Clark Poultry Farms at Middleboro had a bout with coccidiosis (poultry disease) six weeks ago. The Clarks, father & son, tried the medicines they knew, but still their chickens died. At last they called on a dark, popeyed man named John Brown, who lived nearby. He had, said rumor, a mysterious something, vaguely connected with atomic energy and called...

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