Medicine: Polio 1951

Will there be a polio epidemic in 1951? It is still too early to tell. In the last week of June, 341 new cases were reported, up 60% over the week before. So far this year, cases are running close behind those for 1950, an epidemic year. Said the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis: the U.S. must raise its idea of "normal" polio incidence from about 10,000 cases a year to perhaps 30,000.


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