Medicine: Starving Spain

There is little malnutrition among the children of Spain; they just don't get enough to eat. This cool distinction came last week from the slums of Madrid, where a Rockefeller Foundation project studies the nutrition of poor families.

Each family is examined for a week. On Monday morning, Dr. William D. Robinson and a group of Spanish nurses take inventory of the amount of food in the house, make a list of what is purchased; on Tuesday, and daily thereafter, the garbage (if any) is measured and studied. At the beginning and end of the week, after all food consumption has...

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