Medicine: Pyromen v. Paralysis

When Shirley Ann Schopp came down with polio last year, her father & mother worried, like every father & mother in the same plight, about the lasting paralysis that might follow. For months, it seemed that their worst fears were confirmed: three-year-old Shirley was almost completely paralyzed. But Shirley's father is Dr. Alvin C. Schopp, an orthopedist at St. Louis University and St. Anthony's Hospital. He had been searching for years for something that would help to give back vitality to nerves damaged by the polio virus. A new drug, Pyromen, had just come in for testing.

Dr. Schopp talked things over...

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