Medicine: Black Pneumonia

Last week, scientists found a name for that grim plague which, since the untoward demise of a certain Mexican woman three weeks ago, has caused a series of deaths so sinister and baffling in the poor quarter of Los Angeles : "black pneumonia." Having thus damned their enemy with a definition, California physicians, health authorities, sharpened the temper of their vigilance. The street-ends of the infected district were barricaded with ropes, guards were posted, armed with short shotguns, to enforce the quarantine. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appropriated $25,000...

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