Medicine: Poison on the Plate

Checking up on 1952's crop of food-poisoning cases, the U.S. Public Health Service reported last week that trouble might be found in anything from egg powder to bear meat, but that it usually results from the flouting of two basic rules: 1) food handlers should have clean hands, and 2) there must be no delay in properly storing food. Said Dr. Carl C. Dauer in Public Health Reports: "Food stored promptly in an inexpensive icebox is less likely to spoil than food placed in the most elaborate refrigerator after a few hours' exposure at...