Medicine: Coffins for 13

Measles, to Eskimos a strange and fatal disease, killed 50% of the natives at Point Barrow, on Alaska's Arctic Ocean edge 30 years ago. Last week influenza demonstrated that the years of white men's invasion have not inured Eskimos to white men's epidemics. Three hundred Eskimos at Point Barrow, 200 at Wainwright, were abed with influenza last week. Thirteen of the Point Barrow victims were dead. While Eskimo boys chopped graves in the frozen Point Barrow cemetery, the 13 lay in the rear end of the Presbyterian church. They had coffins. But Dr....

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