COPPER TO KILL TYPHOID GERMS.
A New York physician writes that, in view of the success attending the destruction of typhoid organisms and other disease-germs by copper and the use of copper salts in the purification of water supplies, competent physicians might Well study the use of copper and, perhaps, of some salts of copper in the treatment of typhoid fever. He refers to various authorities who have re- cently written on the subject, such as the report of the Bureau of Plant Industry, at Washington, D. C., Bulletins Nos. 64 and 76, on “Copper as an Algicide and Disinfectant in Water Supplies,” by George P. Moore and Karl F. Kellerman, and Science of April 21. 1905, m which is found a report of a meeting of the Washington Academy of Science, at which Dr. Henry Kraemer. of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, stated as a conclusion from experiments which he had carefully conducted, that “the intestinal bacteria, like colon and typhoid, are completely destroyed by placing clear copper-foil in the water containing them.’’