Montreal, Que. (Jul. 19)
Local medical circles are awaiting with keen interest the outcome of experiments being conducted by Dr. Maurice Brodie in New York City in regard to the injection of an anti-infantile paralysis serum.
Dr. Brodie, young Jewish medico, assistant professor of bacteriology in New York University, is a Gold Medal graduate of McGill University, obtaining his M. D. degree with honors in 1928. He entered McGill in 1922 after studies at Ottawa Collegiate Institute.
Dr. Brodie began his experiments on the anti-paralysis serum in the department of bacteriology at McGill. They were conducted with monkeys.
He reported progress at meetings of American medical organizations. Last year he was given an appointment at N. Y. U., where he was given opportunity to continue his experimental work. The stage has now been reached where it is planned shortly to use the serum on children. But first experimenting doctors themselves submitted to the injection of the serum.
Dr. Alton Goldbloom, child specialist and author, declared that credit for the discovery should go to Montreal.
He lauded Dr. Brodie’s efforts and said that money for the initial research had been given by wealthy Montreal residents. Dr. Brodie, he asserted, had continued here for a long time, and when funds were exhausted, Dr. Brodie went to New York.
“What happened there has been the fruition of the work here,” Dr. Goldbloom concluded.