Medicine: Polio

Eleven weeks after the epidemic's peak (TIME, Sept. 25), a belated report—451 new cases of infantile paralysis for the week ending Nov. 18—made it official that 1944 is the second worst polio year in U.S. history. The 18,490 cases thus far reported exceed 1931's full-year total, but are mercifully short of 1916's 27,621.


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