Medicine: Again, Sulfanilamide

Sulfanilamide, a dye introduced to U. S. pharmacologists last year under the trade names "Prontosil" and "Prontylin," has been found effective in blood poisoning, gonorrhea, childbed fever, erysipelas, cerebrospinal meningitis and other bacterial diseases (TIME, Dec. 28, et seq.). Last week conservative bacteriologists of the National Institute of Health announced that this astounding new drug seemed to be a cure for an entirely separate class of diseases, namely, those caused by viruses. Among virus diseases are the common cold, influenza, infantile paralysis, parrot fever. Another disease due to a virus is "benign...

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