Medicine: The Medical Year

From doctors' offices, from laboratories and universities during the year 1929 issued many a new discovery, many a new comfort for mankind. The epitome:

Vitamin D made by irradiating ergosterol.

Ergosterol and adrenalin found in fluid secreted by toads.

A new type of quartz mercury vapor bulb for generating ultraviolet light developed.

Beta pituitary hormone discovered.

Electrical device for sealing blood vessels perfected.

Study of undulant fever in cows and pigs furthered.

Medical fees studied and attempts made to provide medical care for average incomes.

Death and its causes studied by Russian and French physiologists.

Paretic treatment...

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