Medicine: Polio Peak?

In the first week of September, said the Public Health Service, U.S. polio cases were running ahead of the number at the same time in 1949, the worst polio year on record. This year there were 26,039 reported cases, 610 more than three years ago. This does not mean that 1952 will eventually go down as "worse" than 1949. P.H.S.

doctors are hopeful that modern techniques will reduce deaths and paralysis, but they are still waiting for their statistics to show that the peak of this year's epidemic has passed.

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