Medicine: Polio of 1937

Omaha last week postponed the opening of school one week on account of an epidemic of infantile paralysis, and planned further weekly postponements until frost ends the season of danger. Meanwhile Omaha children may not go to Sunday school, theatres, parks or swimming pools. Omaha has not a single mechanical respirator similar to that in which Frederick Snite was transported from Peiping to Chicago (TIME, June 14), and every Omaha child whose chest was paralyzed this summer has died in spite of efforts by Omaha's fire department's inhalator squad.

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