Medicine: Flu Campaign

U.S. doctors were on the alert against flu. It had struck promptly after World War I, killing 500,000 in the U.S. within four months, and another postwar epidemic may be due. But there will be no such toll as last time: a new Army-tested vaccine (TIME, April 3, 1944) is now available to civilians.

The Army inoculated some 7,000,000 G.I.s, found in large-scale tests that the vaccine gave protection in three cases out of four. Last week the first mass civilian inoculation began at Yale University. The University health office, anticipating an epidemic of Type A influenza, planned to vaccinate most of...

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