Foreign News: Underfed

Medical men have long expected widespread disease among the undernourished population of Leftist Spain. Last week their fears were realized. From half-fed, unheated Madrid came word that 40,000 inhabitants of that city of siege were suffering from pellagra, caused by malnutrition, which results in mouth and skin inflammations. Common in the U. S. South, where there is often a restricted diet of salt pork, corn meal and molasses, pellagra is caused by a lack of those vitamins found in fresh meat, milk and vegetables.

Last week a U. S. ship, the Erica Reed,...

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