Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 19, 1957

> Federal disease detectives joined state and local health officials in the search for the cause of a mysterious epidemic of pneumonia (75 cases so far) that has swept through Austin. Minn. (pop. 23,000) and lapped at nearby Rochester (pop. 30,000), home of the famed Mayo Clinic. The pneumonia has been unusually severe: delirious patients have had to be restrained; three elderly victims, previously in poor health, have died. So far, none of the microbes known to cause pneumonia have been identified.

>Suspicious of the old wives' tale that more babies are born at...

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