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•* * ♦ ♦ * * Whether you have a mild, me- * + dium or severe hearing loss... + whether you use a hearing aid or not...important discoveries make * possible the greatest help ever * offered to the hard of hearing. * * ---___-* + ACOUSTICON INSTITUTE * ■* 655 Munsev Bldg:.—NA. 0138 * •* / want a caw at the FREE Book S describing important Government discoveries for helving the hard ot * ^ hearing, + Nama_ ^ + Street _ » * City _ _ . _ (3) * Army Fights Typhus Imperiling Health hf Troops in New Guinea A scientific fight against a variety of South Pacific typhus which threatens the health of American troops in New Guinea is being waged by the Army Surgeon General’s office which recently sent an ex pedition thousands of miles to study the disease, it was announced yes terday. A corps of eminent scientists has just returned from New Guinea with sample strains of the disease—Shrub typhus—mites that spread it and mice inoculated with the virus. They now are working to develop an effec tive antidote for the typhus which, although it resembles Rocky Moun tain spotted fever, can not be con trolled by the same type of immuni zation. | Army scientists have found that i Shrub typhus is spread by a tiny ;mlte. which breeds on rats and the bandi-coot, a marsupial animal about twice the size of a rat it was 'announced. As these animals scurry j about, the mites drop off them and' lodge at the base of the 10-foot tall kunai grass of the Pacific jungles. The mites then attack the feet and legs of soldiers who may walk through the grass. Troops Given Insert Repellant. Pending development of an effec tive method of immunizing soldiers, the Army is fighting the disease by supplying troops with an Insect re pellant which is rubbed into their socks, shoes, trousers and leggings. It remains effective during rains and survives several washings. Also, the Army Technical Services expect soon to supply troops in New Guinea with impregnated clothing. The Surgeon General's Office said Schrub typhus causes symptoms similar to influenza—chills, head ache, fever and fatigue. Within a week, a skin rash appears. In fected soldiers are given sedatives, fluid injections and, in some in stances, oxygen treatment. When the danger of Schrub typhus to American troops became apparent last year, the Army sent a commission of five scientists, ac companied by a ton of laboratory equipment, to New Guinea by air. They set up their equipment in a makeshift building and began ex periments in control of the disease, ARMY SCIENTISTS WAR ON JUNGLE TYPHUS—Capt. Glenn Kohls of the United States Typhus Commission is shown in New Guinea collecting the mites that spread Schrub typhus among American soldiers. The insects, so small they can hardly be seen by an untrained eye, lurk at the base of tall grass. —Army Signal Corps Photo from OWI. using laboratory mice which the Army Transport Command flew from Australia, 2,100 miles away, twice a week. Members of Commission. The medical commi.ssion, now back in the United States, in cluded Dr. Frances G. Blake, di rector of the expedition and dean of the Yale University medical school; Dr. Kenneth F. Maxcy, pro fessor of epidemiology at Johns Hookins University; Lt. Col. Joseph P. Sadusk, instructor in medicine at Yale: Capt. Glenn Kohls of the United States Public Health Serv ice, and Lt. E. John Bell, formerly assigned to the Rocky Mountain spotted fever laboratory of the Health Service. Two trained men now are being kept in the South Pacific to con tinue the field study of the Schrub ATTENTION! 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For Your Convenience • • • A Complete Line of Military Accessories A&N—Serving the Service for 29 Years njjrTMMHfll typhus and to send clinical ma terial to Washington. Inoculated mice, as they arrive here, are turned over to the Army Medical School, the National Institute of Health and the Naval Research Laboratory at Bethesda for study. OPA Asks $1,109,760 Damages in Whisky Price Violation Suit By the Associated Press. PHILADELPHIA, Mar. 4.—The district Office of Price Administra tion filed in United States District Court today a suit asking triple damages of $1,109,760 against two distilling companies and four in dividuals, whom it accuses of vio lating price ceilings in the sale of 90,000 cases at rye whisky. The complaint names as defend ants the Sherwood Distilling Co., Westminster, Md.; DUllnger Distil leries, Inc., Philadelphia; Louis Mann of Baltimore, president of the Sherwood firm; Irwin R. Weiner, president, and Joseph R. 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