Medicine: Capsules, Nov. 21, 1955

The U.S. Public Health Service wound up its study of the Cutter vaccine "incident" (TIME, Sept. 5) with a report that has now found live polio virus of the most dangerous strain (Mahoney, of Type I) in all six of the suspected batches of vaccine; also, Type II was found in one lot and Type III in two more. Of the 401,000 vaccinated with Cutter material, 79 got polio; 90 others were infected by contact with Cutter-vaccinated children.

¶The Association of Military Surgeons gave the 1955 Gorgas Medal* for distinguished service to Colonel Victor A. Byrnes of the U.S. Air Force Medical...

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