Medicine: Paralysis Off-Year

In the week ending June 25 there were 42 new cases of infantile paralysis in 46 States of the U. S., two more than in the corresponding week last year. It was just a year ago that poliomyelitis began increasing alarmingly: by July 25 there were 195 cases in New York City; by the second week of August, more than 1,200. Last year's epidemic spread from New York into New England, touched other parts of the country lightly, ran a three-month course. For those who feared that hot weather would bring another epidemic this...

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