Saturday, August 06, 2016

Today -100: August 6, 1916: Of polio and weather

NYC Health Commissioner Haven Emerson complained that no doctors had responded to his urgent appeal for volunteers to help with the polio outbreak, but Dr. Rebecca Teichman says that she tried and was told there was “no room” for women doctors.

There have been an unusual number of storms in the Atlantic and the English Channel and Mediterranean this summer, indeed the weather has been bad all over Europe, and captains and officers of liners making the crossing think they know why: it’s all the artillery being fired across Europe. That’s just science.

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