Medicine: Sorry--No Vaccine

The great drive to get 58 million more Americans under the age of 40 vaccinated against polio before the 1957 epidemic season (TIME, March 18) was stalled in its tracks. The difficulty—familiar in the troubled history of polio vaccination since 1954 — was the off -again, on-again supply of vaccine. Last year the vaccine was first scarce, then adequate, then overabundant; at year's end it was backing up in producers' pipelines. By a drastic failure of coordination between industry and the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, the manufacturers cut back production just...

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