Medicine: Flu Moves East

Seven weeks ago, a wave of mild influenza swept through California, along the west coast, east to Louisiana. Some experts predicted that the epidemic would reach the east coast with "the speed of a plane." They were wrong. The epidemic did not move east until last fortnight. By week's end it had downed at least 100,000 people, mostly in the South and on the Atlantic seaboard.

> The epidemic struck with full force in the Carolinas, Texas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas. In Atlanta, Ga. flu kept 20,000 children from school. Schools were...

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