Medicine: Capsules, may 18, 1959

¶ For a crash program to nip a developing polio epidemic, a U.S. Public Health Service team recommends quick inoculation of the unvaccinated with a whopping shot of Salk vaccine—10 cc., or ten times the dose now given in each of three injections. In the New England Journal of Medicine they report no ill effects from such doses in volunteers, and much quicker development of immunity.

¶ If heavy smokers fear lung cancer, they do a good job of covering up, researchers found in a Lansing (Mich.) survey. Most smokers know more than nonsmokers about the cigarette-cancer link, but stubbornly maintain...

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