Eleven weeks after the epidemic's peak (TIME, Sept. 25), a belated
report451 new cases of infantile paralysis for the week ending Nov.
18made 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.
To continue reading: or Log-In
Want the full story?
Get TIME the way you want it
Week Digital Pass — $4.99
Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS — $2.99
Year ALL ACCESS — Just $30! Best Deal!
Print Magazine + Digital Edition +
Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com
Learn more about the benefits of being
a TIME subscriber
If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!