Letters, Oct. 2, 1933

Encephalitis Panic

Sirs:

It is regrettable that press reports of scientific interest in the sleeping sickness epidemic in St. Louis should have produced a psychological effect equivalent to panic through the country. Schools, especially, in this area, have that to combat.

As a matter of fact, doctors, experts and specialists have seized upon this situation with all the impersonal, detached enthusiasm characteristic of the scientific mind, congregating in St. Louis as to a great field laboratory. When a Post-Dispatch reporter asked a woman from the East, distinguished in research, her aim in coming to...

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