Medicine: Cutter in Court

The experts had just pronounced the Salk anti-polio vaccine both safe and effective. Three years ago, University of California Psychologist Robert M. Gottsdanker was delighted when he succeeded in getting one of the first shots for daughter Anne Elizabeth," 5. Equally happy was Engineer Charles Phipps of Monrovia (near Los Angeles), who got a shot for his son James Randall, 15 months.

Within a fortnight, the joy gave way to anguish. The Gottsdanker and Phipps youngsters, like 77 others inoculated with vaccine made by Berkeley's Cutter Laboratories, came down with polio.* Live virus was found in six (of 17)...

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