Medicine: Chicago Fuss

Chicago, like other U. S. metropoles, has more than its per capita share of U. S. venereal disease. U. S. Public Health Surgeon Hugh S. Cumming stated last week that at the beginning of this year the U. S. had 176,502 cases of syphilis and 143,490 of gonorrhea reported. That averages one venereal case for every 400 men, women and children in the U. S. So Chicago, with some 3,000,000 population, should normally have 7,500 cases. It has considerably more.

Chicago would have more than it now has were it not for the activities...

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