He was crippled, but only his body was cracked. It’s not simple, nor is it an easy matter to explain. ‘Let’s just leave it at that,’ she says, and closes the Holy Book of Lies. She covers her eyes, denying to herself what she thought happened.
Catherine Evans (1881-1975) was a microbiologist who worked for the US
Department of Agriculture, investigating bacteriology in milk and cheese. Her research
was responsible for discovering the bacteria that causes the disease known as ‘Malta
fever’ in humans and cattle.
She was initially contracted to work on finding methods to improve the flavor
of cheddar cheese, but she undertook her own research to investigate a disease
in cattle which was believed to be harmless towards humans. Her findings led to
the beginnings of milk pasteurization, and greatly reduced the incidence of the