Medicine: Hay Fever

Ragweed began to ripen and send its pollen (ten billion grains to the plant) into the air last week. In consequence, some two million peculiarly sensitive residents of the U. S. began to snuffle & weep with their annual attacks of hayfever. New York City, Chicago and smaller communities hired men to pull up every stalk of ragweed within city limits. For one day's pulling Chicago paid 25¢ and a ticket good for a week's room & board in a charity shelter. Sales of home air filterers perked up. If his sleeping...

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