Immunization: How Not to Die Of Pneumonia

Every year 20,000 or more Americans over the age of 50 die of pneumococcal pneumonia. Yet medical men have known for more than a decade that there is a safe and effective one-shot vaccine to fight the disease. Why don't doctors use the vaccine? Why don't they urge their older patients to get a preventive shot? Philadelphia's Dr. Robert Austrian asked the Association of American Physicians those questions last week, and the University of Pennsylvania professor promptly answered his own questions. Doctors, he said, have been so dazzled by penicillin that they rely on it...

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