Medicine: Many Colds

All over the U. S. last week people were suffering sore throats, fever, aching eyes, back pains. They went home, stayed in bed two or three days, felt better, got up. There was probably no one in the nation who, if he escaped these symptoms, did not know someone who had not. Nevertheless, due to its short duration and apparent lack of killing power, health officials in all principal U. S. cities unanimously hesitated to dignify the widespread respiratory malady by describing it as an influenza epidemic.

In New York City, every municipal...

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