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BIG DRAMA TIC EVENT
Character of Ophelia
EH. SOTHERN and Miss Mar
lowe this season have demon
* strated that the American pub
lic does appreciate Shakespeare's plays
when they are artistically produced.
The engagement of thite two stars will
be nn Important theatrical event this
week. Three plays will b# seen At
the Mason. As Ophelia Miss Mar
lowe has won a, tremendous success
and her analysts of the character will
be of much Interest.
By Julia Marlowe
To me Ophelia Is one of the most
interesting- and moving characters that
Shakespeare , created. I suppose my
conception differs somewhat from oth
ers, as I have seen very few Ophelias.
I have been told that the general
impression among actors Is that she Is
to be portrayed as a feeble-minded
Ingenue. I do rot see how that can
be. Her madness is explained in such
a conception on the supposition that
she has not enough strength of mind
to keep her sane. I ran not find any
sympathy for such a view; the truth
seems to me exactly the contrary. It
seems to me there was every adequate
reason for her Insanity. She has been
forced by her father to play a part
toward Hamlet, but the vital point Is
overlooked, that what really Induced
her to the deception was the hope that
thereby she was helping Hamlet.
Her attitude toward him was always
of the most extreme solicitude for his
welfare. She believed him mad; she
thought it was given to her to do some
thing that might tend toward the eas
ing of his mind; she understood that if
Hamlet were to know that Polonlus
was at hand he would be projected
into one of his violent attacks. Hence
It is for his own good, ns she con
ceives it, that when Hamlet asks,
"Where is your father?" she replies,
untruthfully, "At home, my lord," and
the sacrifice of the truth In a woman
so pure and good as Ophelia is shown
to us as in itself a tragedy. Her one
Idea Is to help him, to restore him
and to save him from despair — a wo
manly trait that perhaps has not had
all the attention it deserves. .
Here is a very tragic story. Did you
ever think that no one else In the
play suffers so much as she? She seed
the collapse and ruin of her hopes, the
madness of her lover and the death
of her father at that lover's hands.
What situation in all the drama is
more terrible than that? It is her
own lover that kills her own father.
Is it. wonderful that she goes insane?
"Was Ophelia intellectual?" you ask.
Yes, indeed! Most assuredly. It Is be
cause of the very force of her Intellect
that she goes mad. If she were less
great her mental fall would be less.
"On what do I base my treatment of
the flower episode in the mad scene?"
It does not seem to me patural that
an insane person could discriminate be
tween different kinds of flowers. The
usual cdurse is for Ophelia to hand
different persons on the stage the Iden
tical flowers that she names. In my
Judgment that Is not in keeping. It
seems to me much more likely that
one in her state of mind could not dls
WHAT WAS HEARD BETWEEN ACTS: A DIALOGUE
Beardsley and his wife are unfailing
"first nighters." Their friends speak of
them as "patrons of the drama" and
never decide for themselves upon a
piece until they have heard the Beards
leys' opinion. The scene Is the open
ing night of a Shakespearean produc
AFTER THE FIRST ACT.
BEARDSLEY— What did you think
of It, my dear?
Mrs. B.— The blue on her gown
was a heavenly shade!
Beardsley— A few chorus girls
wouldn't be a bad Idea to break some
of the long speeches. What the deuce
were they all about, anyway?
Mrs. B.— l'm sure I couldn't tell you,
but I see the Maxwells looking at us,
so try and look as if you knew.
Beardsley— Now, If they'd Just have
ragtime Instead of that melancholy
Mrs. B. — Or a Cakewalk, or some
Beardsley— Careful, the Cauldwells
Mrs. B.— Tell me, do you think I
could wear that shade of blue, Bertie?
Beardsley— l should think you might,
my dear. She's older than you, so if
Mrs. B.— Oh, but you must remember
the footlights, and the rouge, and so
Beardsley— You don't need those ad
juncts. I wonder If any one would
notice If I took a nap.
Mrs. B.— But, Bertie, It's Shakes
Beardsley— That's Just It, Kittle;
now, if it was the minstrels I could
Mrs. B.— Are you sure that reporter
got our names for tomorrow's paper?
Beardsley— l gave them to him aa
distinctly as possible; also threw In
one of the cigars your brother gave
me on my birthday; that ought to do
Mrs. B.— But, you remember they
didn't get us in at Duse's premiere.
Beardsley— lt was no mistake; don't
know how It happened.
Mrs. B.— l never was so vexed about
anything In my life— all those well
known names, and ours not among
them! If It should happen again I
don't think I could possibly survive
it I And that ntght I was all In my
new crepe de chine, too. But this even*
Ing, with the Maxwells and the Cauld
wells and the rest of them — and Shake
speare at that. Don't you think, Ber
tie, If you went out into the foyer you
tlnrulsh rue from columbine. To her
all flowers must seem alike. Then
how much stronger arid better to have
her give the flowers to imaginary In
stead of real persons! How much more
In keeping with the state of her mind!
Ophelia is really the pivotal character
of the play. The whole action revolves
about her. Insignificant ns she I* some
times made to appear, she really dom
inates everything. The entire eatns
trophe hinges upon her at the end. It
Is the poisoned rapier of her brother
that finally kills Hamlet. It Is In re
venge for that foul play, and not, as
a matter of fact, in revenge for his
father's murder, that Hamlet stab* the
king. Even In the graveyard scene it
MISS MARLOWE AND MR. SOTHERN IN HAMLET, MASON
might see the reporter again and give
him another cigar? If I don't read our
names among the Maxwells and the
Cauldwells tomorrow I shall have ner
Beardsley— My dear Kittle, my only
hope of the reporter is that he will
write the name before he smokes the
cigar. Another of these specimens and
he would put us at the bottom of the
list. If he put us In at all!
Mrs. B. — Sit up, quick, and stop
yawning. Mrs. Willoughby Is looking
Beardsley— She didn't see me, did
she? I had your fan up.
■=? a TTTD)TB =» a
E. H. SOTHERN
I sat beneath the roses on a day,
And I was lonely, for the day was fair,
So I made myself a god — a god of clay—
And sculptured every grace I thought most rare
Into the senseless mud, then knelt in prayer
Crying, "I want! I want!" Vaguely, untaught,
Seeking the noble, beautiful and good,
As from the earth my nimble fingers wrought,
Not lips that spake nor eyes that understood,
But eyes and lips that answered as I wouldl
The Image mirrored all the best In me,
All things I craved to worship and adore;
Beauty and youth, hope, love and chastity,
Honor and trutn, and these and something more
That men cry out, and kill, and hunger for.
That dearer self, that sweet companionship,
Which gaining, gladly from all Edens hurled,
Man sees a thousand beauties eye nor lip
Hath ever spoken, ever seen unfurled,
Lending a new found glory to the world.
Kneeling, I prayed, "Give me from all the earth
One woman, but one woman, who shall be
All that my starving soul would bring to birth
From this dead loam!" As though to answer ma
The leaves fell wide, and one said "I am she."
'Twas thus she came, and morrows waxed and waned,
And for a moon I dreamed all dreams were true,
And saw I both what I had lost and gained;
The one I prayed for and the one I knew,
And my soul died within at the vlewsl
I sat beneath the cypress on a day,
And I was weary, for the day was bare,
So cried, "O, give me back my god of clay,
Whereon my fancy sculptured all things falrl"
Then spake a voice that said, "Behold It there!"
There lay my broken image neath the yew,
Shattered past mendings, all Its beauties flown,
And my numbed fingers cannot build anew
As on that day when youth's bright summer «hone
O'er the poor fragments I now weep alone. **&££*&
LOS ANGELES HERALD SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT.
Is Ophelli, dead, that Is the center of
the picture. As we play it, Hamlet
loves Ophelia devotedly; when he talks
to Poionlus, he looks at Ophelia. She
Is the guiding spirit all through.' It
is an error, however common It may
be, to think that Hamlet Is cruel to
Ophelia. He Is not cruel, and she does
not think he is; she believes him to
be mad, and that Is the controlling
note of her attitude toward him— that
Is to say, an attitude of deep pity ami
concern. But he has avowed to avenge
his father, and he will not bring Into
these complications the woman he
loves. That Is the explanation of what
linn been regarded as cruelty on his
■Mrs. B.— Yes, but it's gauze and you
can see right through. If you must
yawn put up your program.
AFTER THE SECOND ACT.
Beardsley — Four more! If you don't
stick pins in me I'll snore!
Mrs. B. — But, my dear, remember it's
Shakespeare and the greatest cast in
Beardsley— Cast? Cast Iron! Never
struck anything so heavy in my life.
Oh, for a soubrette or two to liven
things up In the friar's cell!
Mrs. B.— l know, Bertie, It's the most
Indigestible thing I ever sat through,
Now, Hamlet Is thirty and ft remark
ably Intellectual man. Ophelia wonld
have to be n strong, well-poised woman
to hold such a man, no whining nn.l
piping ingenue, 1 no woman of ordinary
attainments. 1 take It she was In
tellectually the most attractive Woman
In the Danish court. She must have
been of unusual character; the queen
had hoped to see her Hamlet's wife.
See how. Interesting the pnrt Is and
what are Its possibilities and subtleties!
Yet It Is customarily viewed with un
deserved Indifference. You know John
Weiss says Hamlet's love for Ophelia
was the most mnsterlng-lmpulse of his
life, and that It stretched like a broad,
rich domnln, down to which he enme
from the shadowy places of his private
thought to fling himself In the un
checked sunshine. Now, thnt doesn't
make her out nn Incipient maniac from
the first, does It?
I consider "Hamlet" the greatest
play ever written.
but the papers will be sure to speak
well of it tomorrow, and it would never
do to let any one think we didn't ap
preciate It. Cheer up; we'll go to the
continuous tomorrow night and have a
really good time.
Beardsley— lf. you don't mind, Kit,
I'll go out and take something; it may
wake me up to stretch.
Mrs. B. — Do look for the reporter in
the foyer, and if you see him make be
lieve you don't, and remark casually
to some one how devoted you are to
Shakespeare. You . might also ; men
tion, if you could get It in, that I am
wearing cream voile this evening, with
Beardsley — Of course I ■will, old girl,
but shall I mention that they are
Alaska Instead of Russian sables?
(He goes out, and Mrs. B. takes in
the house through her opera glasses,
nodding and bowing to friends and ac
quaintances. She notices that the Max
wells and Cauldwells are looking favor
ably impressed. She assumes a.simi
lar expression and nods her approval
to them.) ./.,.
AFTER THE THIRD ACT. '•'*;!''
Beardsley— Both my feet are asleep,
and I envy them!
Mrs. B. — Oh, do be careful; the Max
wells are still looking as if they liked
Beardsley— Say, what do you want to
bet they're fakirs? If somebody
doesn't do a trapeze stunt in the next
I'm done for! Billy Shakespeare got a
big name for himself, but nigger min
strels for mine!
- Mrs. B.— -For heaven's sake, Bertie,
be careful. If such a remark 'should
get out we'd never be asked for our
opinion for the papers again!
Beardsley — Well, I'm getting desper
Mrs. B.— Think of the crab farce we
shall have presently; that ought to
help you. 4t48
Beardsley— Only help to make 'me
Mrs. 11.— My dear, the Maxwells
have their eye on us. For goodness
sake, try to look Intellectual.
Beardsley— Think I'll go out ami
hunt up that reporter chap again; 1
didn't catch him last time.
Mrs. H.— lie sure not to forget the
Ueardsley— And sables!
He goes, and she studies the Max
wells' and Cauldwelld' faces again
through the glass. They are still |m«
proving. Her own becomes ecstatic.
iieardsley— Can't think what's Lie
IN MUSICAL WORLD
NOW that the visit of the Conrled
Metropolitan Ornnd Opera com
pany has become a precious
memory to the Los Angeles public, It
will be perhnps a little difficult to take
an Interest In less Important musical
events, but there nre still some good
attractions on the cnlendar. Ysnye will
give two concerts nt Simpson,auditor
lum Mny 23 nnd 24; Mnx Helnrleh and
his daughter, Miss Julia Helnrlrh, nre
to be heard In a recltnl Mny 2, mul the
Innes band will concentrate: nttentlon
upon the, much talked of Mny festival.
The two performances nf grnnd
opern were quite up to the standard
promised by Mr. t'onrlecl's press ngents,
although the critics failed to discover
the sumptuous stnge settings which
were snld to fill n big train of freight
Miss Freinstad nnd Mr. Hurgstnller
In "Parsifal" proved themselves nctors
as welt ns singers of the first rank.
After their wonderful chnrncterlzatlons
which convinced even the most care
less spectntnrs that the opern of th»
future must be n music drama In the
fullest acceptation of the term, the
rtllted mannerisms of the Itntlnn school
seemed n little nbsurd evpn though
Caruso and Sembrlch nppenred In the
lending roles. Semnrlph is n great nr
tlst nnd she hns nn exquisite quality
c* tone, but she hns passed the full
ness of her powers. It was, however,
a terrible test to sing with the golden
voiced Caruso, the Italian tPnor who Is
the wonder of the* lyric stage. Caruso
has a voice bigger nnd more beautiful
thnn Jean de Reszke in his prime, but
he has not yet de Reszke's supreme
art. It Is n voice more superb thnn
thnt which Tomngno nbused m the
days when he wns at hln best. Cnru*o
will be remembered in Los Angeles
as the greatest of living tenors and
only those who heard him sing enn
realize all the meaning of this well
The Innes May musical festival
should drnw a big crowd. Professor
Jahn Is training a large chorus, it
strong ndvlsory committee has been
appointed and much Interest Is being
manifested In the smaller cities of
THE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
The last of the eight concerts which
constitute this season's, series of the
Los Angeles Symphony orchestra con
certs will be given Friday afternoon,
May 5, at the Mason opera house. Di
rector Hamilton and Manager Behymer
deserve great credit for carrying out
come of that chap, couldn't find him
high or low.
Mrs. B.— lt's easy to know where
you've been' looking for him.
Beardsley— Poor girl, I'm sorry for
you, having to sit through this deadly
show, with nothing to cheer you!
Mrs. B.— Never mind me. Mrs. Max
well has noticed my absorption ■ and
called Mrs. Cauldwell's attention to it!
Beardsley— Out in the lobby they'.-e
all raving about It— the finest thing
■ Mrs. B.— l do hope you were careful.
So much depends upon what the papers
say we think.
Beardsley— l said my wife, who was
wearing cream sables tonight, was
wondering If she could carry off that
particular shade of blue.
Mrs. B.— Bertie, you didn't!
Beardsley — Well, anyway, you'll
never guess what I took when I went
out. Scotch doesn't help a man at thlß
stage. It was black coffee, to help me
face the rest! C ."•■
Mrs. B.— Oh! how I envy you!
Couldn't you have sneaked me some?
AFTER THE LAST ACT.
Beardsley (in a whisper)— Between
us. Kit, I'm done up completely. I feel
as If I had been to a Chinese play last-
Ing three days and as if pins had been
sticking in me through the whob
seance. I never was so bored, so at
tenuated, so balled up in my whole
life, and if I have to sit through many
more Shakespearean dismals I'll give
up having my name in the papero*
Maxwells and Cauldwells notwith
standing. Jove! my right leg's so
cramped I can't move It!
Mrs. B.— lf they had given me chloro
form I couldn't be .more dead with
sleep. It really was the deadliest show,
and after the price we paid for the
seats, too! Only think of the other
things we could have ■ had for the
money! If they could Just introduce
that variety turn, now, of which we
spoke, between the third and fourth
acts Shakespeare might be bearable, or
seats with cushioned backs, so you
could take a nap, But with Mrs. Wil
loughby's eagle eye on us the whole
time— oh, dear, what an ordeal! I
would like to see nothing but eklrt
dancing for the next month. How can
they demand all these curtain calls?
I wish they'd let him go, and us, too,
It's after 12 o'clock.
Beardsley— Careful, my dear, .the
Maxwells are directly behind us. They
can hear every word.
Mrs. B.— As I was saying, my dear
ilerbert, those Shakespearean revivals
are so elevating, such an Intellectual
treat for cultured minds, and have an
effect, morally and mentally, upon the
real drama lovers, who are apt to be
come warped through the frothy, Inslg
niflcunt productions fed to them In the
name of drama. I am glud, however,
to observe that there are a j few left,
even In thi'mi days of burlesque and
frivolous farceß, who can appreciate
an elevating piece when they see It.
Beardsley— You are right, my dear,
it has indeed been an Intellectual feast,
and the immortal bard himself could
not have found a flaw in tonight's Ini
mitable performance. It Is extremely
graltfying to think that the drama is
not dead yet!
the plans as originally outlined for thM
season's concerts. To the. men con
stituting- the orchestra thnnks are nlsn
due for their Indefntlgnble efforts to
continue this series of concerts. The
bonrd of directors nlso deserves public
grntltude for It was only by the united
action of the members thnt the deficit
of SififlO wns ralseil nt the last meeting
so that the Symphony Orchestra nsso
rlntlon this IMIOfI run close Its bonks
Without ntiy indebtedness. The. presi
dent, Mrs. Mncncll, hns done, wonder*
In the work nml hns been met with the
hearty support nf the entire directorate!
This sprnks well for the Symphony
work In T<os Angeles nnd nssures nt
lenst one more senson to the public, nl
though there should be no question
concerning the results of ench sen turn in
n city nn large hs this. There should
he sufficient pntronngo to ennblc tho
public to enjoy rmislr. Nt others' ex
pense without being under obligations
to a few public splrlterl citizens. Tho
soloist for the eighth concert is
Johnmi Hnne-Zlnok, (lie Danish, tenor,
who will present a couplet of Danish
songs for his numbers.
Director llntnllton hns n winged nn
excellent program for this concert, n
fitting finale to the year's Symphony
work. Tho progrmn Is as follows:
First symphony In C minor (Bee
thoven); two lyric pieces for strings
(M. F. Rtndrlen): two Danish songs
(P. Helsp), "Onev Hnv og BJerg og
Flod" and "Der Stanr et Bryllup 1
Frnnkerlg;" "Hans Helling" overture
(Marschner); "Holnerg Suite" (Crelg).
THE KNEIBEL QUARTET
The great closing event of this year's
muslcnl season will be a visit from
the Knelsel quartette. This organiza
tion, composed of four leading soloists
of the Boston Symphony orchestra,
| has been in great demand everywhere
lln the enst this season. The Knelsel
quartet' has sucessfully toured Europe,
where it attracted large audiences.
The personnel of this organization in
cludes Franz Knelsel, first violin; J.
Yon Theodorowlcz, second violin; Louis
Svecenski, viola; Alwln Schroeder, vio
loncello. The only concert to be given
In this city will take place Tuesday
night, May 16, at Simpson auditorium.
LONG BEACH CHAUTAUQUA
Special arrangements nre being- made
In connection with the Long Beach
Chautauqua to make the twentieth ses
sion the most successful yet known In
Southern California. The programs
now being prepared for the two weeks'
DISEASES THE CHINESE
CARRY INTO SOUTH AFRICA
Prom thfl Tjnndon Chronlclfl
The disease which threatens the Chi
nese coolies on their way to the Trans
vaal mines is known In the far east
as beri-berl, and as knkke in Japan.
The origin of the word Is by some
traced to "bhayree," signifying a sheep
in Hindustani, and by others to "bhar
bari," the Hindustani term for swell-
Ing. The former derivation Is sup
posed to refer to the peculiar walk of
persons suffering: from the disease, re
minding one of the stiff gait of the
sheep; the latter term refers to the
frequent accompaniment of a general
No disease presents so many diverse
symptoms as berl-berl. Not only may
it assume an acute, a sub-acute ' or
chronic form, not only may It exist In
an endemic or local center, and then
become epidemic, but the persons at
tacked may present signs and symp
toms of general dropsy; or on the
other hand, the tissues of the body may
atrophy and shrink until almost a
mummified aspect obtains.
The essence of the aliment lies In an
affection of the nerves of a paralytic
nature, especially of the lower limbs,
causing weakness, numbness and stif
fening: of the extremities, with alter
ations in and lessening of the sensibil
ity of the skin. The nerves of motion
and of sensation, supplying respectively
the muscles of the skin, and therefore
seriously affected by a form, of more
or less pronounced paralysis. Although
the lower extremities are apparently
most deeply Involved, the upper ex
tremities show similar derangement;
and then the nerves of the heart, lungs,
etc., are disturbed in their functions,
causing heart failure and difficulty in
breathing of the nature of asthma.
On board ships it has been long looked
upon as one of the most serious
scourges, and markedly so in the Jap
anese navy. To so alarming an extent
Old berl-herl prevail among the Jap
anese sailors at one lime that one
fourth of the entire force was incapa
citated; this led to a sclentlflu inquiry
Into the means of combating the dlsr
ease. The result of the investigation
sciemed to point to the fact that a
deficiency in certain elements of food
was the cause of the dlseuse, a belief
that seemed to be substantiated by the
disappearance of the disease when the
diet was Improved. Against this con
clusion, however, there are several ob
jections; for berl-berl disappeared from
among the soldiers . in Japanese bar
racks at he same time as It disappeared
from among the sailors, although no
change of diet was provided for the sol
Again, many other general sanitary
Improvements were inaugurated syn
chronously with Improvement in diet,
go that the belief that food had directly
to do with the causation of the ailment
has not been proved either in Japan or
any other part of the world. Moldy
(that is fungUß-lmpregnuted) rice has
been long regarded as the probable
cause of berl-berl, but carefully con
ducted experiments In several Jails In
the Malay peninsula under British con
session in July nre unique, Instructive
THE HEINRICH CONCERT
On Tuesday evening, Mny 2, nt Blmy
son auditorium Max nnd Julia HsUi*
rich will present n select program of
solo?, duets, song cycles nnd their w',»l
known rendition of the lyrlu melo
drama; "Rnoch Arden."
The program Is «■ follows!
Two duets— "Oondollern" (Hensehel);
"Night Hymn fit Sen" ((Soring Thom
as), Max Helnrleh, Miss Julia Hein
rich. Arln, Miss Lyrila Orns*.
Hours— "Die THiibenposf," "Faith In
Spring," "HueiKlchen," "tier Krl
koenlg" (flrhubert), Mnx Helnrleh.
Arln, "Ah, My Ilpnrt Is Weary,"
fVom "Nndesh<ln" (ThomHS), Miss Julia
llplnrlrh. /-Aria, Miss Lydln. Oros*.
Melndrnmn, "Enoch Arden." The
poem by Tennyson; the music by Rich
THE CHORAL SOCIETY
The third nnd closing concert of this
senson to be given by the Los An
geles Choral society under the direc
tion of Professor Albert John will take,
piiicp nt Hlmpson nudltorlum Friday
evening, June !), nt which time n mixed
program nf choral numbers nnd ora
tr.rlra! numbers will be Riven. One of
the soloists will be Hnrry Lotf and
It Is the Intention of the association
to obtnin several other soloists who
have not yet been heard in this city
MISS OLCOTT'S CONCERT
A most charming musical entertainer
la Miss Ethel Lucretla Olontt, guitar
ist, who will present tho closing con
cert of her season an a teacher, com
poser find Instrumentalist Tuesday
evening, April 25, at Dobtiißon audi
torium. Miss Olcott la well known" aa
a public entertainer In this city. She
Ir a niece of Chauncey Olcott and Is
fully as musical ns her distinguished
relative. A speeinl program has been
prepared and Miss Olcott will be as
sisted by a number of the pupils of the
Doblnson school presenting two small
one-act plays as their portion of the
The fairy extravaganza, "Princess
Phosa," is to be given in Mason opera
house on the evenings of Thursday and
Friday, May 4 and 5. The event is
under the auspices of the Polnsettla
lodge, Women of Woodcraft. The chil
dren's chorus of nearly 250 voices has
been In active training six week, and
the adult chorus of ninety voices and
the enst of twenty-two principals go
to make up the large production, j
trol has proved the diseased rice
theory to be erroneous. The Chinese,
Japanese and Malays seem to be par
ticularly prone to berl-berl when they
are congregated on board ships or
dwelling In numbers in barracks, or In
coolie quarters on plantations. Many
Industries have been crippled and some
ruined by this fell disease; more es
pecially has this been the case in
Borneo, where some few years ago ■ \
work on the plantations had to be en
tirely suspended owning to the severity
of the epidemics.
What, then, do we know of the cause
1. The disease is apt to occur when
people, especially in the Malay and
Mongolian races, are dwelling In over
2. It is a disease that affects persons '
dwelling at low levels, more particular
ly near the sea.
3. ; It is connected with sameness of
diet— with food calculated to produce
scurvy, although In no way directly
connected with scurvy.
4. It is a disease of cities rather
than of country districts.
5. Berl-berl is a "place" disease,
clinging to certain houses or rooms in
a house, and to certain cabins on ships. '
The means of preventing berl-berl t«
to be gathered from what we know of
the probable causes. Overcrowding
must be combated, diet must be varied
and must contain a sufficiency of nitro
genous elements, that is to say, the
diet. Infected persons must be at once
isolated, and those suffering from open
wounds must not be allowed to be
under the same roof with berl-berls.
The treatment of the disease consists
in at once removing the patients from
the infected abode,- and, if possible,
taking them to a higher level, On
board ships the cabin in which the dis
ease has appeared should be emptied .
and disinfected, and the patients taken
to the open air on deck whenever
feasible. The patient's diet should be
generous (sameness avoided), and fresh
milk given whenever it can be had.
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