Medicine: Eye Epidemic

The eye disease called keratoconjunctivitis, something like pinkeye, which pinked 2,000 San Francisco Bay welders last January (TIME, Jan. 26), was still active last week, had spread to Schenectady war workers and Manhattan civilians. It produces only a slight temporary defect of vision, but that is a mishap in war effort. Physicians are worried because a person may give it to someone else before he knows he has it. The examining fingers of one Manhattan eye doctor accidentally picked up the infection, gave it to 100 patients, the doctor's' family and himself (a...

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