Medicine: Globulin v. Jaundice

Infectious hepatitis, by vulgar error called jaundice,* is the kind of disease that in peacetime worries doctors very little. It makes people uncomfortable but rarely kills them. But hepatitis worries doctors in wartime because 1) it puts its victims out of action for two or three months; 2) so many British and U.S. troops have had it, especially in the Mediterranean area, that the number is a military secret.

Last week, to the few facts known about hepatitis' cause & cure, Dr. Joseph Stokes Jr. of the University of Pennsylvania and Philadelphia's Children's Hospital and Army Captain John R. Neefe added an...

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