Medicine: Cold Hunting

Professor John J. Abel of Johns Hopkins removed his spectacles and wiped them clean of imperceptible dust. Ecomiums can be embarrassing and he had just received a $195,000 nugget of them from President Francis Patrick Garvan of the Chemical Foundation. The money was of course not for Professor Abel himself. It was to finance research on the cause of the common cold. But in giving the sum to the School of Hygiene & Public Health of Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Garvan had insisted that the fund be called "The John J. Abel Fund...

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