JAPAN: The Ides of March!

The Imperial Household Ministry proclaimed throughout Japan last week that applications from wet nurses will again be entertained.

Eager women in all parts of the Empire heard the call but only from the Kanto district of Southern Japan did candidates set out promptly for Tokyo, since Imperial wet nurses, by tradition, must be Kanto women. Physicians attached to the Imperial Household Ministry began a thoroughgoing medical examination of hundreds of applicants which will continue for at least a month. Conscientious internes cranked and cranked at whirring centrifugal milk-testing machines. Zealous investigators...

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