Medicine: Polio Advice

During summer epidemics, a crippling attack of infantile paralysis can sometimes be brought on by heavy exercise. This warning was given last week by Dr Albert Bruce Sabin of Cincinnati to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis meeting in Manhattan.

His theory: A person may harbor the poliomyelitis virus in his spinal cord without feeling more than a headache, stiff neck, sick stomach. If he lies down and takes care of himself, the disease may pass off without trouble. But if he plays ball, goes swimming or hiking, the virus may spread throughout huge numbers of spinalcord cells, causing paralysis.

Said Dr. Sabin:...

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