Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 5, 1957

¶ Asian influenza has shown up at scattered points across the U.S., mostly at military centers or big conventions, with relatively few and mild cases. Last week San Diego's Health Officer Julius B. Askew reported the first massive invasion: Navy personnel there had 7,000 cases in a month (no deaths) and civilians 5,000 cases (four deaths from complications). There was no sign that the outbreak was waning.

¶ Why did Artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) have such a long trunk and short legs, walk so badly? To Paris Pediatrician Gaston Levy, the Moulin Rouge explanation (bone fractures at the ages...

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