Medicine: Clearinghouse

The delegates of 69 nations meeting in the main hall of the old League of Nations building in Geneva were there on serious business. Their job was to make the world a somewhat healthier place to live in. Last week the 450 delegates to the U.N.'s World Health Organization ended their 1948 sessions convinced that they had taken a few steps forward.

Little Money. They had had little money to work with. WHO's budget would be only $5,000,000 (U.S. contribution: about $1,925,000), most of it for passing out public health know-how to less advanced members. Priority programs (with $1,038,000): malaria, tuberculosis,...

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