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WHAT IS ANTHRAX? ORIGINA
TOR OF SERUM TELLS
Washington, Oct. 18. "Anthrax is
a highly infectious disease of animals,
especially cattle, hors.es and sheep,"
said Dr. Adolph Eichhorn, patholog
ical division, bureau of animal indus
try, who originated .the serum inject
ed into Geo. P. Stackpole, New York
Stackpole was declared cured of
anthrax. His heart gave out, how
ever, from his weakened condition
and he died of heart disease.
"We have been, experimenting to
devise a protective vaccination for
animals in anthrax localities," con
tinued Dr. Eichhorn. "The spores of
anthrax are the most resistent ever
known. Even 20 years of drying will
not destroy their effectiveness, and
for this reason it is very difficult to
eradicate the disease from localities
where it has existed.
"In the southern states particu
larly it has been known to exist for
years, especially in the Mississippi
delta region, where it is known as
"Human beings contract anthrax
from time to time by coming in con
tact with diseased cattle or horses, or
wool of leather from an affected an
imal. In the last two months we
Have had several reports.
"In Texas two people have recent
ly died from the disease, among them
the state veterinarian. The disease is
almost always fatal.
"Our experiments consisted in im
munizing horses against the diease
and then injecting increased doses of
the virulent germs until they "were
tolerant against any amount of the
germs. Then the blood is drawn and
the serum prepared in the usual
"Up to the present no one except
the bureau of animal industry has
this serum, but I have furnished the
formula to three manufacturers of
pathological products, and the ready-to-start
preparation of it It takes
five months to prepare horses for pro
duction of the serum."
Dr. Eichhorn explained that an
thrax affects the system by general
blood poisoning. The germs enter
the blood and flood the entire system,
death ensuing by suffocation.
The disease is a febrile disease,
with high fever and local swelling at
the point of infection. In a white
man this swelling would be of a brick
PORTER CHARLTON MURDER
TRIAL ON AGAIN
Como, Italy, Oct. 18. The Por
ter Charlton murder trial re-opened
here today with an examination of
Charlton concerning what were de
scribed as "intimate revelations" not
contained in official court docu
ments. Most of the examination was
behind closed doors.
At this examination's conclusion
defense was expected to ask trial's
postponement until Oct. 25 on ac
count of illness of Miceli Picardi of
Charlton's counsel, as well as in
completeness of expert statement Dr.
Dediminicis is preparing relative to
Charlton's mental condition at time
of murder of his wife.
In ancient Media it was regarded
as a reproach to a man to have fewer
than seven wives.
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