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Referring to the statement made by Dr Truby King that from 10 to 20 per cent, oi cattle are affected with tuberculosis, the ' Poverty Bay Herald' mentions that there is in Gisborns a Mr Driller who claims to have discovered an absolute apeoific for this disease, and from inquiries made there is no reason to doubt his bona fides. Mr Driller says that he alighted purely by accident upon a certain drug that he has found, after a number of years' careful experimenting, to be a quick and effectual cure for consump. tion. It is absolutely fatal to tuberculosis germs, is of. extremely simple nature, can be administered with safety, and leaves no harmful results, destroying all traces of tubercle germs. The animal affected is restored to perfect health, so that flesh and milk that have been diseased become perfectly wholesome. Mr Driller is anxious that his remedy should be known and tested thoroughly, and if it is found to be of value that it be made of practical benefit to mankind. • He points out, however, thathe has spent years of labor in experimenting? and,.being a poor man, he thinks he shouldreceive some compensation or reward. He' therefore keeps the nature of the drug a secret. He says that he has laid the j matter before the Department of Agriculture, but as experts apparently pooh-pooh the idea, coming from a non-professional man, who will not enlighten them as to the nature of the drug, nothing is .being done..The 'Herald? feels satisfied that Mr Driller's statements are worthy of investigation, and in the interests of humanity he should be afforded an opportunity of putting his assertion to a practical test to prove or disprove them.

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TUBERCULOSIS IN CATTLE., Evening Star, Issue 10424, 20 September 1897

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TUBERCULOSIS IN CATTLE. Evening Star, Issue 10424, 20 September 1897