Medicine: China Doctor

A backwash of postwar epidemics spread across China, carried by 60,000,000 louse-ridden refugees. Two months ahead of the virulent summer season, a cholera epidemic broke in Canton. Only cool weather prevented a full-scale epidemic in Hankow. Bubonic plague broke out in Foochow, and in north China was apparently moving on Peiping and Tientsin. Two planes carrying UNRRA medical supplies flew to Tientsin to meet the threat.

In all Canton, a city of nearly 1,000,000, there was only one foreign doctor to fight the epidemic: Frank H. Herrington, who resigned from the U.S. Navy...

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