Letters, Jul. 2, 1934

Los Angeles Epidemic


. . . I am appealing to you for information which I am confident you can give. What is the seriousness and extent of the infantile paralysis epidemic in Los Angeles? I had planned to spend part of the summer there, but am deterred by newspaper reports, and rumors. . . .

MAZI C. GORDON New York City

Some 900 cases of infantile paralysis have been reported in Los Angeles County during the past two months. Only seven deaths occurred during the epidemic which, county authorities believe, has passed its peak....

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