Medicine: Flu Up, Flu Down

Those parts of the U.S. that got flu first had less flu last week. But on the newly flu-struck West Coast, and in parts of New England, the flu graph went up steeply, while Public Health Service figures showed that throughout the U.S. deaths from combined influenza and pneumonia were rising. In New York City, deaths from pneumonia rose from 160 to 235 in one week. The week's most glamorous flu sufferers: Hedy LaMarr, Marlene Dietrich.

Britain's epidemic was subsiding: recorded flu deaths in 126 cities dropped from 1,115 to 690 in one week.

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