Medicine: Cutter Verdict

The polio vaccination program took a body blow last spring when the disease developed in children injected with vaccine from the Cutter Laboratories of Berkeley. Calif. (TIME, May 9, et seq.). Doctors suspected that some of the vaccine must have contained live virus. Last week, after four months of investigation, the U.S. Public Health Service found fault with the Cutter vaccine and its own inadequate safety tests, since drastically revised. The PHS report:

— An estimated 401,000 children received shots of Cutter vaccine in the fortnight before it was recalled. Polio struck 79 of...

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