Medicine: Measles Up

U. S. Public Health Service statements regarding the prevalence of communicable diseases in the U. S. have recorded a notable increase of measles this year over last, viz:

1933 1932 Increase

Week ended March 18 15,585 12,133 28% Week ended March 25 16,124 11.918 35% Week ended April 8 18,398 15,729 17%

Other communicable diseases have shown decreases or insignificant increases. Nonetheless, health officials last week feared no measles epidemic. They consider the disease purely local. It may flare up in one neighborhood, not touch another. For example, California last week showed a...

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