An outbreak of intestinal sickness in Winthrop House on Sunday night and Monday has brought about a thorough investigation by the University Health Service and Dining Hall Department.
W.H. Krabek, sanitary inspector for the Health Services, said at least 40 instances of severe diarrhea in the House have been reported. He has distributed questionnaires asking students to specify exactly what they ate on Saturday and Sunday and to describe their symptoms. After compiling this information, Krabek said the Health Services will inspect food quality, cooking utensils and other possible causes of the outbreak.
C. Graball Harthwart, director of the Dining Hall Department, speculated yesterday that contaminated corn may have caused the epidemic.