Medicine: U. S. Ratcatchers

The League of Nations last week landed a party of scientists in Manhattan to take lessons in ratcatching. The scientists were quarantine and health officers from France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland and Spain, nations whose ships go to the plague-infested Orient and return with a continuous threat of reintroducing the awful Black Death to Europe.‡ The U. S. has been happily free of plague for a dozen years, because of strict water front precautions. The Europeans were sent to study those precautions at firsthand. Ships carry rats...

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