Blood Oxidation Deaths May Be Decreased

Berkeley, Calif., Aug. 6—Dr. Matilda M. Brooks, research associate in biology at the University of California, announced that deaths from oxidation of the blood, or methemoglobin, may be decreased by a simple glucose treatment she has discovered.

She said methemoglobin is caused by nitrate fumes and poisoning by anilin dyes and nitrates. For many months Dr. Brooks, credited with the discovery of the methylene blue treatment for carbon dioxide and other poisons, has been experimenting with glucose as an antidote for blood oxidation.

She said the glucose treatment has been tried successfully on rabbits.


                Coué complained that his famous formula, “Every day and in every way I’m getting better and better,” was of little use in America. It took too long to say. Americans just cut it down to “Hell, I’m well.”—G.H. Estabrooks in Scientific American.