MEDICINE: Postwar Pestilence?

Shattered Europe's health is not so bad as might have been expected. But the worst may be yet to come. Such was the gist of an UNRRA report last week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In Paris, Major General Warren Draper, chief of the public health branch of the Allied Military Government, said the same.

¶ The likeliest time for epidemics has just arrived. The worldwide 1918-19 influenza epidemic did not start until the end of the war. Typhus, cholera, relapsing fever, smallpox, dysentery and typhoid devastated eastern Europe "after the cessation of hostilities and following the disintegration...

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