Medicine: Measles Year

In most communities that bugaboo of mothers, Measles, follows a nicely defined curve. One year the disease will be prevalent, the following year rare. In one pair of years in Manhattan the ratio was 20:1. Last year was the low point of the curve; this year is a measles year. Manhattan's public health officials are getting into action, preparing to combat the malady.

Serums have been used in isolated cases to immunize children but the first general use will soon begin in Manhattan's public schools. Blood will be collected from adults who have suffered,...

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