Medicine: Suffer Little Children

The children never smile. Their dread of cold is so great that, when brought into warm rooms, they fight desperately for the spot nearest the fire. They draw their heads into their coat collars, their hands into their sleeves. There they sit silently for hours. Music and the laughter of others irritate them. Someone asks a little girl why she is so silent. She answers: "Why do you smile?" From London last week came such reports of what two years of starvation, cold and horror had done to the children of Nazi-besieged Leningrad....

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