Medicine: Capsules, Feb. 8, 1954

¶ Mass production of Dr. Jonas E. Salk's polio vaccine has been delayed by minor snags in manufacture, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis announced. So the ambitious program of nationwide test inoculations (TIME, Nov. 23) will not get started until late March or early April.

¶ For partly paralyzed victims of past polio epidemics, three orthopedic surgeons reported a promising technique. At Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children in San Francisco, they transplanted muscle from the chest. Patients who could not bend their elbows can now lift weights; two who were unable to...

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