Little favus victims

Year Created 1924

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  • Magazine

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  • Medical Care
  • Orphanage Life

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  • Near East Foundation archives
  • The New Near East magazine

Many children suffered from favus, a highly contagious scalp disease that caused sores and hair loss. The children’s heads were often shaved in order to prevent typhus and typhoid, which spread through head lice.