Medicine: How Polio Spreads

If every child with bad teeth had them fixed, there would be a lot more work for dentists and there might be a lot less infantile paralysis. So said Baltimore's Dentist Myron S. Aisenberg and Bacteriologist Thomas C. Grubb.

In the Journal of the American Dental Association they told of putting a little virus in the tooth cavities of monkeys. They succeeded in producing paralysis in one monkey and nerve damage in several others. From two areas in last year's polio epidemic they got additional evidence: 70% of the victims in three North Carolina treatment centers had such bad cavities that pulp...

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