Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 27, 1956

¶ Six weeks after it started, Chicago's polio emergency (TIME, July 30) appeared to be slackening off. So far, said the U.S. Public Health Service, there have been 810 cases, of which 501 were paralytic. There have been 21 deaths. Even if the outbreak is brought under control in another fortnight, as doctors hope it will be, it still makes this the second worst polio year in Chicago's history (the worst: 1952). Only bright spot: not a single case of paralytic polio has cropped up among people who have received the full, three-shot Salk...

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