Medicine: Epidemic Aboard

Just before the German S.S. Hansa left Hamburg with 993 passengers and 400 crew for her latest Manhattan-bound voyage, seven of the crew developed high fever and nausea and were put ashore. On the high seas 24 more, including kitchen help and dining saloon stewards, took sick with identical symptoms. Twenty-four hours before the Hansa reached New York Harbor the ship's young chief surgeon, Dr. Helmuth Paul Otto Grieshaber was obliged to make up his mind on a point which involved medical ethics, maritime law and business expediency.

Since Feb. 1 certain ships entering...

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