Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 3, 1953

¶Armed with radioactive phosphorus supplied by the AEC, two top U.S. specialists flew to Yugoslavia to treat Cardinal Stepinac for polycythemia (an excess of red blood cells, sometimes called "reverse leukemia"): the University of California's Radiation Expert John H. Lawrence (TIME, April 7, 1952) and Chicago Surgeon John F. Ruzic.

¶With 5,373 cases reported, the 1953 polio season was running neck & neck with 1952 (5,415 to the same date). One-third of the gamma globulin set aside for mass inoculations had already been parceled out among eleven communities in eight states.

¶Stanford University decided...

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