Medicine: Capsules, Dec. 23, 1957

¶The mutant Asian strain of flu virus has already caused "the most widespread influenza epidemic in 40 years," said Surgeon General Leroy E. Burney of the U.S. Public Health Service. His estimate: 15 million to 20 million cases in the U.S. since Sept.1. Though the peak of the first wave has passed, Dr. Burney urged prompt use of the vaccine now available to guard against a second wave early in 1958. ¶ Grants of $500,000 each to three universities (Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Pittsburgh) were announced by the Rockefeller Foundation for training and research programs to prepare public health experts to...

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