Medicine: World's Record in Toronto

Toronto, Ont., has 800,000 citizens. Last week Toronto's Health Officer Gordon Park Jackson announced a new world's record for a city of that size : not a single case of diphtheria in 1940. Toronto's success is due not to any compulsory laws but to high-powered public health propaganda. For the last ten years, Dr. Jackson's workers have persuaded the parents of every newborn baby to have the child immunized at the age of six months. Toxoid treatments are also given to all school children. To date 80% of the city's school children have received injections.


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