National Geographic : 1937 Jan
AS LONDON TOILS AND SPINS sugar mills, and southern Indian tea estates find malaria death and sick rates much reduced, owing to the work of trained men sent out by the Ross Institute. "Copper mines in Northern Rhodesia report the malaria death rate cut 75 per cent in one year. Zambezi's new bridge, in a noto riously malarial region familiar to Livingstone, was built without one case of malaria among Euro peans. The list is long, too long for record. The point is that but for medical science, London's colonies and over sea ventures could never have reached present expansion; but for doctors, we might not boast that the sun never sets on the Brit ish flag. SIDEWALK ARTISTS W] "Today," con tinued Sir Mal- Keenly sensing what wil colm, "airplanes all the way from Dickens add a new peril ready to catch the pennie ofTrc ower of London bids for to fever control life studies. Sidewalk mas -e specially that next shower or the street c of yellow fever. We are only realizing today how great is the danger of yellow fever reaching Asia from Africa. A report by the League of Nations summarizes the researches carried out during the last ten years, mainly by the Rockefeller Foundation. THE PERIL OF YELLOW FEVER "Whereas ten years ago we thought that yellow fever was a rapidly disappearing disease and that men would soon talk of it as something historic, researches have now Photograph by Lionel Green ITH COLORED CHALK CONJURE RED INDIANS FROM THE PAVEMENT 1 appeal to the public, they choose subjects ranging characters to Haile Selassie. With his battered hat s of passers-by, this man at work just outside the Their attention with portraits, landscapes, and still ;terpieces are short-lived, as they last only until the leaner comes along. shown that it is deeply embedded in the forests of South America and central Africa, and there is very little likelihood in the immediate future, or even in the distant future, of our having any real con trol over this deadly fever. The dangerous thing to Asia is the rapid communication between Africa and India by airplane. A plane service from West Africa starts in a yellow-fever zone and a passenger travel ing by it could reach India within the in cubation period of the disease.