Medicine: Potato Salad

One blistering morning last week some 1,000 employes of the Chevy Chase and Chestnut Farms dairies, their wives, children and sweethearts crowded gaily aboard the steamer Charles Macalester and set off down the Potomac from Washington for an outing. Soon after noon they went ashore at Marshall Hall, ate a luncheon of ham and cheese sandwiches, potato salad, deviled eggs, milk, tea, watermelon, ice cream & cake. Two hours later a child collapsed. Parents warned their children to keep out of the sun. Then men & women began to feel ill. Directors of...

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