Medicine: Capsules, Jun. 22, 1953

¶ It is still too soon to tell whether the 1953 polio season will be a severe one or not, but the Public Health Service finds early cases running ahead of last year's. Since the beginning of the "polio year," April 1, there were 1,235 cases compared with 846 for the same period in 1952.

¶ The baby boom is still in full swing: 971,000 babies were born in the U.S. during the first three months of 1953, some 29,000 more than in the same period last year. And 1952 produced the alltime record number: 3,889,000.

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