FRANCE: Typhus Epidemic

Moroccan nobles uttered passionate but unavailing prayers, last week, as a typhus epidemic spreading from the Arab slums of Fez entered at last the cool and sumptuous palace of the Sultan Mulai Yusef, where such luxuries as fountains, tinkling behind screens of marble fretwork, lull the inhabitants into a disregard of occasional vermin potentially laden with typhus bacilli.

Hadj Ahmed-el-Mokri, son of the Sultan's Grand Wazir (Prime Minister), was stricken with typhus among the first and lay in a dying condition throughout the week. For...

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