Medicine: Capsules, Jan. 6, 1958

¶ Public apathy is forcing manufacturers of Salk polio vaccine to destroy hundreds of thousands of doses. About 25 million shots are stockpiled, with little demand during the season of low incidence when the public tends to forget polio. And unused vaccine must be destroyed after six months. Doctors' reminder: anyone beginning a three-shot vaccination series now can finish it before the polio season's summer peak in most of the U.S.

¶ In Australia, reported Health Minister Donald A. Cameron, the polio vaccination program has been a huge success: 90% of all children under 15 have had some vaccine (made...

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