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‘BRICKS’ DECLARED
AID TO OLD AGE
Formations of Protoplasm
Described in General
Rebuilding Process.
By THOMAS R. HENRY.
NEW YORK, April 7—A rebuilding
process which prolongs old age and
which may be one of life's mast, funda
mental defense mechanisms was de
scribed before the American College of
Physicians' meeting here today.'
Experiments on senescent dogs con
ducted over a period of 14 years at
the University of North Carolina show
that tissue cells of such vital organs
as the liver and kidneys, battered and
broken in the incessant battle of liv
ing, are constantly being replaced by
protoplasm bricks of an entirely dif
ferent order.
Evidence of the same process has
been found in humans. It is probably
one of the reasons, said Dr. William De
B. McNider. professor of pharmacology
at the North Carolina institution, why
old folks are less susceptible to many
kinds of internal injuries than the
young and why life lasts as long as it.
does in the midst of the innumerable
perils which it meets on every hand.
Experiments previously reported by
Dr. McNider have dealt, with the re
generation of liver and kidney cells
after poisoning. Both are highly sus
ceptible to a toxic substance known
as uranium nitrate which kills con
siderable areas of tissue. Ordinarily
when cell tissue is killed, it is replaced
by so-called ''connective tissue,” such
as makes up the scar which follows
R cut. or by a regrowth of cells of the
same kind as those which were de
stroyed. The connective tissue cells
are just ' bricks.” no different in the
liver or brain than in the big toe.
They can serve no specialized func
tion except to keep the walls from
falling down.
Killed Areas Built Fp Again.
When the livers and kidneys of
puppies were poisoned. Dr. McNider
found, the killed areas were built
up again with normal kidney and
liver cells. They were just as suscep
tible as before to repoisoning with the
same substances. But when adult
dogs were given doses of uranium
nitrate, it developed, the killed areas
were built with an entirely different
sort of bricks, such as are not found
In the normal dog's body, which are
entirely different from the undif
ferentiate4 connective tissue cells, and
which are somewhat similar to tissue
cells found before birth. It was as
if these particular parts of the body
were going back to a pre-birth level. .
Tests showed that the rebuilt parts
of the liver could still function with
these new cell walls, not as well as
before, but well enough to maintain
life. Also they were not as susceptible
as before either to uranium nitrate
or to chloroform, another notorious
liver poison. The older the animal,
the more pronounced this rebuilding.
The next step, reported by Dr. Mc
Nider today, was to show that the
rebuilding with the before-birth type
of cells took place normally in the
course of life and not as a response
to some deliberately administered
poison.
He found that senescent dogs
showed a considerably higher re
sistance than puppies or young adults
to both uranium nitrate and chloro
form. Examination of their lfvers and
kidneys showed the same queer cell
types had developed. It was as if
old age itself was acting as a poison,
against which the organs were pro
tecting themselves.
Same Curious Cells Found.
Of special importance was the find
ing of the same sort of curious cells
In the mucous membrane which lines
the inside of the nose. This tissue
is an especially favored landing place
for germs of many kinds, including
the common cold and probably influ
enza and infantile paralysis. Old
dogs, and probably old people, should
not contract these diseases so easily if
the new cells in the nose have the
same protective functions as they do
In the liver and kidneys.
It has long been known that as a
person gets older resistance to many
kinds of diseases increases. One rea
Holt and Minton Swap Jibes
Over McNutt for President
By the Associated Press.
The presidential availability of Paul
V. McNutt, High Commissioner to the
Philippines, was discussed in the
Senate yesterday.
Senator Holt, Democrat, of West
Virginia twitted Senator Minton, Dem
ocrat, of Indiana about “giving a party
for the 2 per cent boys from Indiana"
at which he said Mr. McNutt was
brought, forward as a presidential
aspirant. Senator Minton directed ar
rangements for the reception, given lin
a Washington hotel.
Replying, Senator Minton referred to
Senator Holt's support of Alfred M.
Laaidon, Republican nominee in the
last presidential campaign.
son for this, and hitherto the only
known reason, is the formation in the
blood of antibodies to the specific in
fections. This remains the chief ex
planation. But in the light of Dr.
McNider's report today the resistance
is probably increased, antibodies or
not.
If it. were not for this curious
phenomenon most organisms prob
ably would die sooner than they do
and a prolonged, peaceful old age
might be impossible. The medical
applications, however, are very ob
scure. The new cells are not as good
for carrying out the specific functions
of an organ as the ones they replace.
They can be produced artificially only
by deliberate injury. There is every
reason to believe, Dr. McNider said,
not only do they differ in form from
normal cells, but that there are great
differences in the internal structure
and chemistry.
lest for Weariness.
Earthquakes, falling asleep when
driving an automobile, the electricity
of body cells and the differential equa
tions of higher mathematics are all
mixed up in a test for weariness being
worked out at the Massachusetts In
stitute of Technology.
It was described before the College
of Physicians last night by Dr. Karl
T. Compton, president of the institu
tion. who cited it as an example of
what can be accomplished by the new
profession of biological engineering, in
which students are taught the inter
relations of physics, chemistry, biology,
mathematics and medicine.
It started with devising a way to
measure the "phase angle" of living
tissue. This is the varying relation
between the resistance to electricity
of tissue and the case with which it
reacts to an electrical impulse. This,
it has been found, has a correlation
with certain glandular diseases and
also fatigue.
The next step was to add a device
developed at the institute for measur
ing the safety of buildings in earth
quakes. This reproduces on a small
scale the earthquake rocking motion
and the ability of building models to
withstand it. This is correlated by
higher mathematics with actual earth
"You remember Mr. Landon, don’t
you?” Senator Minton inquired.
"Oh, yes," Senator Holt replied, "I
remember Mr. Landon. Mr. Lapdon
got about as close to the presidency
as Mr. McNutt will get.”
Senator Minton said the reception
for Mr. McNutt, who flew here from
the Philippines, was given by Indiana
friends of Mr. McNutt, former Gover
nor of that State.
"The Senator wouldn’t, understand
that, for he hasn’t, any friends,” Sena
tor Minton told Senator Holt
Senator Holt said he had no ob
jection if Mr. McNutt's supporters
wished to contribute to his expenses
“so that he could fly here and show
his full glory and his great beauty."
quake data obtained from seismo
graphs.
This device can be readjusted to re
produce the motion of an automobile
on the road with all the jiggles and
bumps of a real ride for any desired
time. The "driver” can be placed in a
closed compartment like an actual
automobile with an appropriate amount
of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Throughout the duration of this syn
thetic ride—actual traffic conditions
can be reproduced if wanted—the
driver’s phase angle, and hence the
rate at which he is getting tried, can
be measured constantly.
Cure Believed Found.
President Compton also told of a
series of organic peroxides which show
remarkable properties as bacteriacideg
and fugicides. They may constitute
the long-sought cure for the almost
universal athlete's foot and the very
common pyorrhea of the gums. They
are practically without any bad effect
on tissues, Dr. Compton said.
Their great value, it was stressed, is
as a medium for getting oxygen in con
tact with the tissues which have a low
oxygen metabolism, or “burning rate.”
This suggests a much wider applica
tion to be determined by experiment—
notably in cancer and in dementia
praecox, a disease of the mind, one of
whose physical manifestations is low
metabolism.
Another professor at the Massachu
setts Institute of Technology, Presi
dent Compton said, has found that
those chemicals w’hich will produce
cancer in animals also will produce
abnormal growths of bacteria in a
solution in a few hours. This makes
possible a quick test of whether or not
any particular substance has cancer
producing qualities.
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Ras-ct-Tin is a royal palace in Alex
andria, Egypt.
_I
Maryland Ring Teaching
Boys to Steal, He
Tells Court.
By thr Associated Press.
TOWSON, Md., April 7.—Police had
orders today to track down a crime
syndicate which a Circuit Court wit
ness said was commissioning jobless
youths to steal.
Judge William H. Lawrence directed
Lt. William B. Dorsey of the Balti
more County police yesterday to co
operate with city police in investi
gating activities of the rerwrted theft
ring.
The Judge directed the investigation
after hearing Herbert Artz testify his
son, Samuel, had been victimised by
the syndicate.
The 21-year-old youth was charged
with entering the home of Webster
Bell. Judge Lawrence deferred sen
tence pending the inquiry.
Young Arts, who admitted stealing
a pistol and a watch from Mr. Bell's
home, said he had been persuaded
to attempt the burglary by a man
who promised to buy his loot for cash.
The youth said he was approached
by two men In January and one sug
gested they might "do business” to
gether. He said that after they had
entertained him later at lunch and
at a night club he agreed to rob a
house for them.
He said a car was rented for him
and a screwdriver given him to oper.
the door of the house. Leaving the
house with his loot, he said, he was
shot in the leg by a policeman. He
escaped, he said, was treated by a
doctor, and remained at large for
several days before surrendering to
police.
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Ploegsteert, a wood and a village in
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since the boys camped there in the
World War.
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