Medicine: Sleep Scourge (Cont'd)

By last week the plague of epidemic encephalitis (sleeping sickness) sweeping St. Louis County had become the most virulent in U. S. history. Four hundred and seventy-five cases had been reported, 60 victims were dead. Encephalitis continued to strike sporadically throughout the nation (56 deaths from it outside St. Louis in recent months) but nowhere else was the disease epidemic. Nor were the peculiar symptoms of St. Louis' variety of encephalitis duplicated elsewhere. No St. Louis patient fell into the deep stupor which occurs in 80% of encephalitis cases.

Last week Dr....

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