Medicine: Plagues of China

What epidemiologists expected ever since the Japanese began to bombard China's big cities—disrupting sanitary systems, interrupting food supplies and turning the cities into armed camps filled with large concentrations of men—by last week was in full swing. Plagues were everywhere rampant, particularly cholera. This cause of black vomit & death was dropping 100 a day in Shanghai's International Settlement alone.

Occidental Governments so fear the spread of China's pestilences that the U. S. Public Health Service has an outpost at Hong Kong, which last week reported the main foci of the epidemic as in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Canton, Hoihow, Macao. Amoy and...