Medicine: Public Health

The state of the nation's health for the week ended Oct. 1 and for the comparable week of 1926, as reported last week by the U. S. Public Health Service, was:

CASES 1927 CASES 1926

Diphtheria 1,733 1,650

Measles 750 1,081

Infantile Paralysis 595 88

Scarlet Fever 1,656 1,741

Smallpox 147 79

Typhoid Fever 844 1,417

Data was supplied by public health officers of 96 cities (with 30,380,000 total population) and 43 states. Many of those officials were at Cincinnati last week for the 56th yearly convention of the...

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