Medicine: New Burn Cure

A "singular and ideal" healing ointment for severe burns—long sought by good physicians—was announced last fortnight by Dr. Thomas F. P. Walsh of Chicago's Mercy Hospital. He spoke before Cincinnati's Institutum Divi Thomae, * whose staff, directed by Dr. George Speri Sperti, produced in their laboratory the ointment Dr. Walsh tested in the hospital. Dr. Sperti believes that the research work which produced the new treatment will "go down in history as second to none other, including the work of Pasteur."

The new burn cure contains hormone-like substances which are extracted from yeast...

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