Medicine: Infantile Paralysis Warning

As the infantile paralysis season (May to November) neared its end Surgeon General Hugh S. Gumming of the U. S. Public Health Service last week was obliged to send out a reluctant warning. The disease, instead of subsiding, was spreading throughout the country. Last week he estimated 4,000 cases, too near the 1927 epidemic's 6,000 for serenity. Most vociferous in their fears of epidemic were Kansas and Minnesota. Minnesota's state board of health pleaded for extra money. Several Kansas communities closed their schools.

The mortality rate of infantile paralysis is comparatively low. But the...

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