Medicine: Knoxville's Meningitis

In Knoxville, Tenn. last week one woman died of spinal meningitis and an other victim developed the disease. They were the 21st case and 15th death from spinal meningitis there this year. In rural Knox County, outside Knoxville, five cases have been discovered; one died. In other east Tennessee counties doctors have reported several sporadic cases. The situation last week caused Dr. Fray Owen Pearson, Knoxville's young epidemiologist, to cry: "Alarmingly serious. . . . Take care of your bodies and health. . . . Keep your children away from public places and crowds and always away from the funerals of...

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