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White Plague
Serum May Be
Brought Here
Military Agent Confers With
Dr. ?Spahlinger at Geneva
Regarding the Results of
Scientist's Experiments
Vaccine Tests Give Hope
Young Swiss Physician Is
Confident His Discoveries
Will Cvnquer the Disease
*?>-? ??>.*n^HI LI ?
By Wilbur Forrest
Special Cab!? to The Tribun?
Oftpynsht, 1921, N?vr York Tribune Inc.
GENEVA, Sept. 16.- Establishment of
laboratories near New York to make
large quantities of the famous Spah?
linger anti-tubercolosis vaccines may
losuit from the presence in Geneva to?
day of Samuel Felder, European repre?
sentative of Frank Munsey. Mr. Felder
announced to-day that the millionaire
New York publisher had authorized
him to make a thorough scientific in?
vestigation of the Spahlinger remedy,
and that if he was satisfied that the
treatment offered ? means of wiping
out the white plague, as is indicated
here, Mr. Munsey would furnish the
funds to produce it in the United States
for free ?listribution amone; the poor.
Mr. Felder said Mr. Munsev was
actuated solely by philanthropic mo?
tives and felt that his money might be
the means of doing work of incalculable
importance to humanity.
Convinced Serum Is Cure
The Tribune correspondent tall d to?
day with Kenri Spahlinger, the young
Swiss scientist, and bacteriologist, who
has been experimenting for many
years at an expenditure of hundreds.
of thousands of dollars from his pri?
vate fortune. He is now convinced
that he has brought to perfection a
serum and vaccine aginst tuberculosis
which in time will eliminate the
plague from the world.
During the last few months investiga?
tions have quietly been carried out
here by committees of scientists and
physicians from many countries.
While the results of the inquiries are
not yet available for the public, there
it a possibility that the Spahlinger
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the world within the next few years.
The sincerity of Dr. Spahlinger'a
claim is indicated by his extreme aver?
sion to any thought of distributing the
remedy in any way which hints at
commercialism. If the world benefits
from the remedy it will be on a basis
of pure philanthropy, he said to-day.
Before the young scientist would
censent to mention of his name in The
Tribune he insisted * that false hope
should not be given any human suf?
ferer at present so far as his treat?
ment was concerned.
Treatment Impossible Now
While Dr. Spahlinger himself is con?
vinced that he has found an absolute
cure for the majority of phthisis
'cases, even those in advanced stapes,
he said that it would be at least a
year before it would he possible to
produce sufficient vaccin? to begin
distribution on any largo scale. At
present, he added, it would be crimi?
nal to raise false hopes which would
bring sufferers to Switzerland or
prompt a correspondence which it
would be impossible to answer satis?
factorily. The vaccine not only is not
available now, but it is impossible to
treat patients at Geneva, Dr. Spahlin
ger said.
The Tribune correspondent to-day
visited Dr. Spahlinger'a laboratory,
which ten years ago was the Spahlinger
family home, situated in the center of
a beautiful park on the outskirts of
Genova, Besides being a laboratory, it
is now a veritable "germ farm," where
tubercoloais germs are grown in glass
tubes, requiring a long period of cul
j ture before they are sufficiently viru
| lent to produce their poisons.
Standing in spotless stables or graz
] ing in the green meadows adjoining
j the laboratory aro horses, cows and
t goats, all of which are being used to
| prepare antitoxins or establish vac?
cination for cattle. Pens filled with
i guinea pigs also are numerous.
Experiments Successful
Experiments carried on in the last
i fourteen years and during the war, in
?which the bacteriologist studied con
i stantly and applied his treatment to
j several hundred persons, some of them
in the last stages of the disease, con
. vinced him that he had finally tested
the remedy to the point where it was
I advisable to invite outside scientific
[ investigation. The results of this in?
vestigation, along with the results ob
'. tained in the treatment of human be
! ings, caused Dr. Spahlinger to plan
?production of his vaccines on a large
| scale basis.
j I have seen the records of many of
i these investigations and I also have
talked with patients. The data of their
cases and the full scientific discussion
of the treatment will soon be published
in a manner which will muko them
available to the entire world of science.
1 In the meantime, lay explanations of
the remedy must be incomplo'te.
In the preparation of Dr. Spahl
: inger's anti-toxin, tubercule sis germs
are put through a special process to
stimulate their virulence, and make
them exude strong poisons. These
toxins are then injected into animals
whose healthy bodies fifrht the poisons
until the animals hftve reached the
?tage of anti-toxic immunity. The
blood of ,ho unimala is drained off in
small qunntMcs, furnishing the serum
which is used' i" the treatment of ad
van ?ed CHf.es.
Serum Prom Several Horses
Y)v. Spahlinger discovered a number
of venrs ago that the tuberculosis
bacillus produces a great many dif?
ferent, toxins, each of which must be
used in the preparation of partial sera.
n compound of these partial sera
makes the complete nerum, used in bad
eases of, tuberculosis. It requires not
one horse, but several to prepare the
complete rronim.
Dr. Spahlinger sai?! to-day that he had
been informed that his treatment had
been used in the United States, but, he
added, that not a single dono of com?
plete serum had yet crossed the At?
lantic because for many years he liad
boon producing only partial sera, often
ineffective) In order to establish the
eventual therapeutic action of each par?
tial 'tuberculosis anti-toxin.
The most important part of the
treatment, he says, is the anti-tubercu?
losis vaccine made with specifier ex?
tracts of tuberculosis bacilli. It ap?
plies to all chronic phthisis and all
surgical cases, he declares.
Conversation with the young scientist
convinces one that commercialism is re?
mote from his thoughts in his work
with the remedy, which may make him
in brief time known as among the great?
est scientists in the world working for
the good of mankind.
! French Houses Called in
Special Session Oct. 18 j
Brianrl Praises Striking Work?
men for Consenting to
Conciliation
TARIS, Sept. 16 (By The Associated
Pre:---.).?The Cabinet, at a meeting
presided over this morning by President
Millerand, decided to call an extraor?
dinary session of the Senate and Cham
I bnr of Deputies for October 18.
Premier Briand presented the strike
situation in R?ubaix and Turcoing to
| the Cabinet. He praised the strikers
i for their readiness for conciliation and
expressed the hope that the employers
would consent to the same method of
settling their differences with the em?
ployees.
Premiar Briand later received a depu?
tation of the workers, following which
an official note was issued stating merely
that the government, in contirmity with
? the wishes of the Cabinet, was con
| tinuing every effort to insure a prompt
; and friendly solution of the difficulty.
After Briand had received the dele?
gation Leon Jouhaux, president of the
Federation of Labor, said the Premier I
had told the delegates that as the re-j
suit of to?day's Cabinet meeting he was i
summoning a delegation of the em?
ployers to meet the workers' delegation'
I in his offices on Monday.
British Expert
Sees No Worry
In Philippines
Vice-Admiral Kerr Writes
Belief .Airplanes Easily
Could Repel Any Attack
hy Forces of Japanese
He Argues Against Navy
Says Realization Sea Power
Is Not Needed Will Stop
Building of Dreadnoughts
From The Trib?ne'? European Iturran
Copyright, 1!)21 New York Tribune Inc.
LONDON, Sept. 10.?Vice Admiral
Mark Kerr has an article in tho cur?
rent number of "Tho Outlook" entitled
"The Defense of the- Philippines," in
which he attempts to prove that an
enemy fleet attacking the islands could
I be destroyed by aircraft.
j The same weekly contains an edi?
torial under the heading: "Sink or
Swim at Washington," which says:
"American publicists, and until re?
cently American naval opinion, have
considered that the Achilles heel oi
the United States is the Philippines
The Philippines, it. was thought, could
I not be defended against a Jnpanes?
battle fleet because American first line
ships could not be risked in these land
locked waters miles and miles fron
home.
"The nearest United States base foi
the American fleet when the island:
are fortified will bo Guam, but Japai
has obtained Yap, between Guam uni
the Philippines, and is now objoctin?
that if the Americans fortify Guam i
new situation will be created that wil
necessitate further defensive actioi
on her part.
"Admiral Kerr sweeps all these con
ditions aside. He argues that Americi
could defend the Philippines withou
sending a battle fleet to the East. I
this be true, Americans do not neci
1 any more dreadnoughts and nobod;
will be more pleased than they whe:
j the facts are driven home. Moreovei
if America does not need a great flee
j to defend the Philippines, neithe
would a great fleet help them to at
tack Japan. The problem of the tic
fensc of Japanese possessions will b
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The Man's Shop points with pride
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Its Express Elevators are almost as well
known as the Fifth Avenue 'Buses which
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the great entrances of the Lord '&. Taylor store.
It has been the purpose of The Man's Shop,
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worked out on the same line?*?*???? Amer?
ican defense of the Philippines.
"If the technical experts of Ameri?
ca, Japan and ourselves can agree with
j Admiral Kerr, naval building, even
without political agreement on Pacific !
issues, may he expected to enter a !
new and leas costly phase and the com- '??
ple*te economic breakdown of at least
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native to a political settlement. But
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Chaplin Granted Injunction
fn Film Infringement Suit i
A temporary injunction restraining I
the Kollo Sales Corporation, durinj**(
the pendency of an allegpd infringe- I
ment suit, from releasing, distributing, '
cr exhibiting photoplays named "The '
Bootlegger," "Dollars and Doughnuts" !
and "The Movie Nut," or any other I
photoplays made up in whole or in !
part from cuts of film* discarded by
Charles Chaplin, was granted by Judge
Charles M. Hough in the Federal Dis
trict Court yesterday. The action was
tuken on motion of hi ?'.t. an Burkan,
counsel for the screen star.
Chaplin was required to file a bon.,
of $20,000 to cover claims for damages
in tlie event of his losing the infringe-1
ment suit.
Veterans Bar Rose P. .Stokes
Kx-service men in Yonkers objected
yesterday when they learned that Rose
Pastor Stokes was to speak there to?
morrow in Philipsburg Hall on con?
ditions in Russia. Thoy said they
? would ask the Mayor to forbid the
i meeting.
Mexico Celebrates
?OOth Anniversary
O? Independence j
Parade? and Other Festivities
Mark Centennial Day'sOb
servance; Obregon Rings
Historic Bell of Hidalgo j
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 16. The 100th j
anniversary of the proclamation of I
Mexico's independence was celebrated !
hero to-day with parades and other I
festivities, such as have been incident
to the centennial festival in progress
since the early part of the month. The
celebration was ushered in at mid- i
night by the usua; anniversary demon?
stration in the downtown district, !
culminating in the ringing by Presi- j
dent Obregon of the historic Bell of ?
Hidalgo and reading the independence ?
proclamation.
The daytime festivities were begun
with a visit by President Obregon to '
the cathedral, -#here he deposited l
wreaths on the urns containing the I
ashes of the national heroes. Shortly I
before noon he reviewed a parade of j
thirteen battalions of infantry and j
presented each unit with a flag.
The feature of the centennial, how
j ever, will occur on September 27, wh?-1
?16,000 soldiers, representing ajj ,
branches of the service, will entef
Mexico City over the same route a,
that followed by the patriots of igji ;
The special foreign missions attend*
ing the festivities were augmented to
day by the arrival of Dr. Floren-t?o
Aragon Etchart, of Uruguay, and ->?*
the appointment of Adolfo Crimwoorf
to represent Denmark, which carriei
with it recognition of the Mexican gtZ
ernment by tnnt nation. The mis-den-i '
have been given a continuous round
of entertainment with numerous ex
pressions of good will, Antonio Feito*a~ '
of Brazil, acting as spokesman for the
visitors.
America Not Represented
The presentation next week by the
American colony of a public play
ground to the children of Mexico City
is the only participation by Amer*;.
cans in the festivities. Georg? f
Summeriin, United States Charge
d'Affaires, ha? attended none of the
functions in connection with the cele?
bration, but says he expects to attend
the playground presentation in a per?
sonal capacity only.
j The optimism of several weeks over
! the possibilities for recognition of the
government by the United States now
is not so prevalent, and President
Obregon's failure to announce recogni?
tion to-day as a birthday surprise for
the nation passed unnoticed by the
newspapers.
The visit of Thomas W. Lamont, of
New York, to arrange with the govern?
ment for the payment of Mexicsa.
bond? now in default, however, is re?
garded here as a highly important^
step in the right direction.
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