Medicine: God & Plumbing

Like typhoid, the germs of amebic dysentery may be spread through water contaminated by sewage. But when Chicago belatedly reported a full-fledged dysentery epidemic as A Century of Progress was closing wiseacres assumed that the second city in the land had up-to-date sanitation and therefore the germs could have been transmitted only on food infected by dirty-handed hotel employes (TIME, Nov. 20). Last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association a committee of experts on sanitation and tropical diseases, including National Institute of Health Director George W. McCoy, Mayo...

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