Issue 22 and Volume 40.

A STRANGE FIRE-DANGER AT PITTSBURG. A germ incubator exploding in the Magee Pathological building of the large hospital of the Sisters of Mercy, which is altogether separate from the main building in which are the wards, caused a fire which, although very trifling as to loss, called out all the available fire apparatus in the centre of Pittsburg, Pa. The blaze, which was caused by the explosion of chemicals, was nothing; but, since it resulted in the exposure of a score or more firemen to the contamination of the bacilli of a dozen deadly or dangerous diseases, there was every reason for the authorities of the city being alarmed. An attempt was made, as far as conditions would permit, to render inert the scattered and disintegrated germ cultures; but the hospital physicians were so apprehensive of possible contagion and infection to tle men who entered the laboratory that they took…

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