Medicine: Continuing Battle

The nation's infantile paralysis experts gathered last week at Warm Springs, Ga. to observe the 20th anniversary of the full-scale U.S. war against polio which Franklin Roosevelt launched in 1927. The experts were shown a grim parade of 84 patients with grotesquely twisted spines and limbs—eloquent evidence that in spite of two decades of earnest slugging by medical science, the war against polio is still an uphill struggle.*

The conferees, summing up recent improvements in treatment, found hope in the fact that about 70% of infantile paralysis patients recover without serious permanent damage. The score to date:

¶ How polio is spread...

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