Medicine: Look Homeward, Virus

When Parasitologist Ernest Carroll Faust took over Tulane's Tropical Medicine Department in 1938, it consisted of himself and two assistants. In 1941 the Rockefeller Foundation, mindful of the epidemic threats of global war, gave it $200,000. With this money and contributions from the American Foundation for Tropical Medicine, Inc., Eli Lilly Co. et al., a full-size school is now in the making.

Last week its faculty of eight was working overtime, with 258 undergraduates and a constantly varying number of postgraduates. The fear that inspired this activity is that U.S. citizens, returning...

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