MEDICINE: Flit Guns in India

A new method of fighting malaria—commonest disease on earth—is being used to protect the residents of Delhi, India's capital, and the U.S. troops quartered there from the epidemic now raging among the 100,000,000 people of northwest India. Gangs of trained workmen go from house to house all day spraying a mixture of pyrethrum insecticide (5%) and kerosene (95%) on the walls and rafters where the night-flying mosquitoes rest. The sprayers are all lads of good caste, so no highborn Hindu will be outraged by their attentions to his residence, outhouse and cowshed,...

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