Medicine: Sack's Shacks

Last week Philadelphians had poked under their proud noses the unwholesome fact that within 15 miles of City Hall was a suburban slum of almost medieval squalor. Its name was Sackville and it consisted of 60 rickety shacks squatting around a woolen mill. Sackville was settled 135 years ago and has stood still ever since. Its streets are unpaved. It has no running water, no sewers, no electricity. Almost every wage-earner among its 300 residents works in the mill. Last week the cry of "Anthrax!" prompted Rudolph H. Sack, owner of mill...

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