Medicine: Measles

Last week Washington was having its worst measles epidemic since 1921. In the White House, Granddaughter Eleanor Dall was almost over her attack but 555 other Washington children were put to bed with runny noses, watery eyes, coughs and fever. That was more than had had measles in all of 1933.

Washington was not the only spot on the U. S. health map that broke out last week in a sudden rash of measles which looked like a national epidemic. Latest weekly figures received by the U. S. Public Health Service showed Philadelphia...