Medicine: Fly Time

There were 391 new cases of typhoid fever in the U. S. last week—45 in cities, the rest in rural districts. The previous week there were 215 new cases. The disease has become so comparatively rare in the U. S. that many an interne would have difficulty in recognizing the symptoms his textbooks describe. Thirty years ago estimates gave the U. S. 450,000 cases, 45,000 deaths. In 1925 there were about 150,000 cases, 15,000 deaths. The progressive improvement has been in great measure due to public health officers insistently damning and destroying...

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