Medicine: Horse Sweat, Lice & History

A new German anti-lice lotion may free the Nazi Army of the specter which haunted it last winter in Eastern Europe —typhus fever. The formula is still a German secret which the Russians would like to share. But the A.M.A. Journal last fortnight gave one possible clue to its ingredients. A Professor Morell put lice on horses, observed that they fell off dead almost at once. The lice were killed, he discovered, by the horses' sweat.


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