Medicine: Rx: Daily Bath

A daily bath prevents the disease. Three to six injections of arsenical drugs clear it up. Penicillin cures it permanently, apparently without danger of reinfection. But for lack of soap, water and penicillin, 80% of the people of Haiti are afflicted with the foul, rotting disease known as yaws. That was the grim news last week from a U.S. Sanitary Mission which has been manfully fighting yaws in Haiti for nearly three years—with little success.

A tropical skin disease to which white men are largely immune (there were only 25 cases among G.I.s during World War II), yaws is spread by contact....

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