Medicine: Respirator Gift

Infantile paralysis last week continued to subside in communities along the northern Atlantic coast, continued to rise slightly elsewhere. No nation-wide epidemic seemed likely.

At Glen Cove, L. I., Mrs. Henry Pomeroy Davison, American Red Cross central committee member, widow of the late great banker, mother of the Assistant Secretary of War and of a Morgan junior partner, made an exemplary gesture against infantile paralysis' second worst ravage.

Next to swift death, the worst effect of infantile paralysis is inability to breathe. The rib-raising muscles which cause the lungs to expand are paralyzed. The...

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