Sunday, August 14, 2016

Today -100: August 14, 1916: Of commissions, encouraging tours, and serums, sera, screw it, serums

Supreme Court Chief Justice Edward White tells Justice Brandeis not to serve on the Mexican-American commission as Pres. Wilson wants. Although justices have often served on commissions in the past, White thinks this is inappropriate and anyway no one asked him to do it.

Headline of the Day -100:

New York City polio death toll = 1,393. But Dr. Abraham Zingher is busily at work taking blood from polio survivors to create a (completely useless) serum.

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