Medicine: Spreading Splotch

The splotch of infantile paralysis which broke out in North Carolina early this summer (TIME, June 24) had by last week spread to Virginia, dribbled into the District of Columbia. In North Carolina 496 cases had been reported; in Virginia 298; in the District of Columbia 22. The Navy ceased recruiting in Virginia and North Carolina. At the U. S. Naval Academy midshipmen were forbidden to visit the affected areas. Delaware compelled visitors from Virginia and North Carolina accompanied by children to report to local health officers for surveillance.

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