Medicine: Catch It If You Can

Eileen Dicks of Cookham, 30 miles west of London, rang up Betty Stevens in nearby Maidenhead. "I thought you'd like to know—we have a lovely case of German measles," she said. "Oh, how lovely!" said Mrs. Stevens. "Charles will be delighted. We'll be over next week to catch them." So Colleen Dicks, who had been threatened with cancellation of her ninth birthday party last week because she had German measles, had a party after all. As she blew out the nine candles Colleen presumably sent a virus-laden breath over Guest of Honor Antonia Stevens. Colleen also bestowed infectious kisses on Antonia...