Infectious Diseases: To Protect the Unborn

One by one, the diseases that have crippled or slaughtered children through the ages are yielding to preventive vaccines — first smallpox, then diphtheria, whooping cough, polio, and most recently, measles. Last week the U.S. Government approved a vaccine that will benefit no child already born, but is expected to save hundreds of thousands of unborn infants from death or dis abling malformations in the womb. It is a vaccine to protect against German measles, folk-named "three-day measles" and technically rubella. The first ship ments were on their way to doctors...

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