Science: Mares' Nest

Chicago businessmen who attended their Executives Club luncheon at the Hotel Sherman last week expected their scientific guest to give them a bland, postprandial lecture on science's present accomplishments. He gave them instead a disturbing intimation of horrible death—by describing the effects of the gas cacodyl isocyanide.

Cacodyl isocyanide, new, vicious compound of poisonous cyanogen, kills instantly. It would, he commented with juggernaut impassivity, "destroy armies as a man might snuff out a candle. . . . War, if it comes again, and is to be deadly, will never again be fought with shot & shell. It can't be, for it is...

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