Medicine: T.B.

Across Europe tuberculosis, the White Plague, is riding in all its medieval fury. In Berlin, it kills 302 of every 100,000 persons a year; in Warsaw, 500. In Latin America, the disease is reportedly gaining ground. But in the U.S. the battle against T.B. is a winning fight. Last week the National Tuberculosis Association and allied groups, at their annual meeting in San Francisco, heard strategic details, including accounts of some defeats along the way.

Advance. The best news was a sharp drop in T.B. deaths. In the first five months of 1947, the...

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