Medicine: Polio Prevention

As the annual summer epidemic of infantile paralysis was about to break upon the country last week, expert prophylactic teams deployed over the nation to prevent it by spraying the noses of children with zinc sulphate. This is a new but thoroughly tested method of preventing a disease which has crippled thousands of people of the U. S., including the President.

Overtures to this preventive campaign appeared in last week's Journal of the American Medical Association. Bacteriologist Edwin William Schultz of Stanford University recalled Medicine's halting; progress against infantile paralysis. Serum from the...

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