Medicine: G.G. Proves Itself

The biggest breakthrough in the long stalemated war against polio was announced last week.

Dr. William McDowell Hammon, Pittsburgh epidemiologist, told the American Public Health Association in Cleveland that "significant protection" against the paralyzing effects of polio can be given by inoculating children in epidemic areas with gamma globulin.

Who Got Which? Dr. Hammon was reporting on results of the $1,000,000 tests (paid for by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis) in Provo, Utah, Sioux City, Iowa, and Houston (TIME, July 14). In all, 54,772 children aged one to eleven got inoculations while polio epidemics were raging. Half the children received shots of...

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