Medicine: The World's Health

Sixty or more countries celebrated World Health Day last week. No bugles blared to mark the second birthday of the United Nations' World Health Organization. But in Terai, in the far-off foothills of the Himalayas, members of a WHO team journeyed by elephant from village to village, crawled into thatched huts spraying DDT to fight an outbreak of malaria. WHO workers were aboard river boats plying the Rhine from the North Sea to Switzerland, giving boatmen examinations and treatments for venereal diseases which had been, carried from country to country. In Shanghai, a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!