Medicine: Trench Mouth

Trench mouth, a survey of the land last week revealed, is spreading. To what extent no one knows, for only twelve States require dentists (who commonly see the infection when it affects the gums) and doctors (who treat the infection of other parts of the mouth & throat) to report their cases. The U. S. Public Health Service makes no record, except to note that hospitals everywhere mention mounting numbers of trench mouth cases.

The East seems more affected than the West. San Francisco's Health Officer Jacob Casson Geiger knew of very few cases....

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