Medicine: Polio Report

By last week, the number of U.S. polio cases had reached 5,207. This was not nearly so bad as last year's 7,792, at the same date, but many U.S. areas, hard hit, were justly alarmed. A willing press spread the alarm even to areas having small cause for worry (e.g., Rhode Island, which has had no new cases recently). The worst spots:

¶ Winnebago County, Illinois, which includes Rockford (pop. 84,637). The city, which has had 163 cases and 19 deaths, waited last week to find out whether a spraying with DDT (TIME, Aug. 27), does any good. New cases fell off...

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