Medicine: Measles Year?

Last year statisticians announced that in this country next winter and spring some 800,000 people, chiefly children, will catch measles (TIME, Nov. 22). Last week that calculation seemed conservative, for 1938 has started out with all the signs of being a measles year. Pennsylvania, Ohio and Illinois last week suffered epidemics of measles. And in the U. S. at large there were four times as many cases as at the same time last year. Extraordinary as this is (for 1934 and 1935 were measles years, and usually measles strikes heavily only twice in a decade), doctors who read their medical journals...

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