Medicine: The Pale Horseman

In the breakneck race of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse across convulsed and shattered Europe, the one on the pale horse has come up to run neck & neck with Famine. His name is Pestilence.

Last fortnight UNRRA announced that all infectious diseases had doubled or trebled in Europe. It pictured the situation as "darker than 1918," when epidemics were beginning which within two years had swept away millions of people.

Already 500 cases of lice-borne typhus (more serious than the flea-borne type) have been discovered in the western cities overrun by U.S. troops. The German concentration camp of 60,000 near Hanover...

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