Medicine: Act III

Act L In November 1933, as A Century of Progress was closing, President Herman Niels Bundesen of Chicago's Board of Health revealed that an outbreak of amebic dysentery, beginning in Chicago in mid-August, had spread over the U. S. Already many a Fairgoer, his physician having failed to recognize the comparatively rare ailment, had died and on many another Fairgoer the disease had laid its grip (TIME, Nov. 20).

Act IL In February 1934 a committee of medical and sanitation experts, after an investigation, blamed defective plumbing in the two chief centres...

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