Medicine: Torments of China

Greatest medical center of the Orient, Peiping Union Medical College has been held in Japanese-occupied territory for more than four years, but its large staff of scientists still carries on remarkable research on Chinese diseases. Head of Peiping Union's Department of Medicine, which was founded by the Rockefeller Foundation, is Dr. Isadore Snapper, famed Dutch physician. Last week Dr. Snapper, now a prisoner in Peiping, published a tragic picture of health in occupied China (Chinese Lessons to Western Medicine; Interscience Press; $5.50). His chief points:

> Food is so inadequate that every disease is influenced by malnutrition. The average diet in North...

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