Medicine: Capsules, Mar. 9, 1959

¶The danger of severe outbreaks of paralytic poliomyelitis is greater this year than last because of public apathy about getting Salk shots, experts warned at a Manhattan meeting called by the National Health Council. Manufacturers are having to destroy tons of vaccine, outdated because of the demand lag. Most exposed age group: children under one year old (only 29% vaccinated), while fewer than 50% under five have had three shots. Best protected are children from five to 14. There is a big drop in vaccinations in the upper teens, but the worst is in the 20-39 age group with 27 million...

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