Latin America: Apostles at Work

In 50-man teams "the Legion of Apostles" last week preached vaccination against deadly aftosa (foot & mouth disease). Across central Mexico, the missionaries of science marched ahead to prepare the way for the nine vaccinating brigades of the joint U.S.-Mexican anti-aftosa commission.

To buck the stubborn peasant suspicion that wrecked last year's campaign to wipe out aftosa by mass slaughter of exposed herds (TIME, Dec. 8), the Apostles had their missionary line well worked out. The first step was usually to persuade the local governor, general or presidente municipal to put his seal of approval on vaccination by putting his cattle through...

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