Medicine: Dysentery in Chicago

Had the U. S. been informed two months ago that Chicago was suffering an outbreak of amebic dysentery, a good many people might have stayed away from the city, with consequent loss to its Fair, hotels and restaurants. Not until last week, when the city's Congress and Auditorium hotels broke the story by canceling scheduled banquets, did the situation become public. By that time the Fair was ready to close (see p. 53), the epidemic under control.

Also by that time more than 100,000 summer visitors who had been exposed to the disease were scattered...

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