Medicine: Gamma Globulin Season

The number of poliomyelitis cases reported in the U.S. as a whole was running about 8% ahead of last year: 2,543 cases since the disease year began April 1, as against 2,361. Local health officers were reporting suspected cases more conscientiously than ever, possibly in hopes of winning allocations of gamma globulin. In fact, the polio season was turning into a gamma globulin season.

Technically not an epidemic site, Alabama's Montgomery County (pop. 139,000) was the first to gain recognition from federal officials as an emergency area entitled to use gamma globulin for mass inoculations. As the county's list of polio victims...

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