Medicine: Philadelphia Paralysis

Philadelphia's Municipal Board of Health last week became excited about the incidence of infantile paralysis in the community, forbade all public and private (including parochial and Sabbath) schools opening before Sept. 20, closed "all other places where persons under 18 may congregate." Neighboring communities cowered. In lower Merion Township every one under 21 is forbidden entree to public assembly places.* Camden, N. J., across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, decided not to be frightened, permitted its 30,000 pupils to enter classes this week. Gettysburg, Pa. also postponed school opening.

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