A German scientist appears in Washington 20 years after supposedly being lost in a South American jungle. He's brought with him an antibiotic so powerful that it prevents and cures every ...
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A German scientist appears in Washington 20 years after supposedly being lost in a South American jungle. He's brought with him an antibiotic so powerful that it prevents and cures every known disease in world. Just before mass inoculations are to begin, two government researchers discover it's dangerous side effect. Written by
Jay Phelps <firstname.lastname@example.org>
On KVIZ tv Rudyard Parker announces the discovery of a universal antibiotic. This reflects a real world event from the year before. In April, 1955 Dr. Thomas Francis, Jr. went on TV and announced the development of a safe, effective and potent vaccine against polio. Immediately, across the nation, church bells were rung, horns honked, and folks danced in the street. The national celebration was so great because polio was so very, very feared. See more »
With all the paranoia that is a part of these stories, especially in the wake of Korea and WWII, the Red Scare, a guy who has been poorly vetted has come to work in a lab, doing research on rat populations. He has developed a serum that will cure many of the world's ills: however, when the others in the lab check things out, they realize when the rats and bunnies give birth, they produce only females. Of course, the people in authority are told, they attack the veracity of the people making the charges. The German scientist (a very strange man with a weird grin) has a hearing device, allowing him to listen in on conversations up to several miles away (don't ask how it works and how you can sort all the peripheral sounds out of the thing). This gives him the opportunity to fiddle with the test cases before the authorities show up to check things. Overall, it's a pretty good episode. Of course, there are completely unanswered questions.
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