MOROCCO: The Malady of Meknes

MOROCCO The Malady of Meknes Cripples, many of them children, stretched helpless legs last week in the bazaars of Meknes (pop. 200,000). In the city's 4O0-bed hospital, some 650 more Moroccans, with symptoms ranging from muscular atrophy of hands and feet to complete paralysis, lay crammed together in crowded quarters. In the Meknes slums, whole families hobbled about on canes. "There are 10,000 people paralyzed," cried Morocco's Health Minister Youssef ben

Abbes after a tour of Meknes, "and there are at least 30,000 made destitute, physically helpless to earn a living for themselves...

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