Medicine: Out, Damned Spots!

Two research teams, a continent apart, are hot on the trail of poles-apart methods of combatting measles. Traditionally one of the "inevitable" childhood fevers, measles is widely underrated as a health menace. For children under three and for adults, it is a threat to life itself; at any age it can cause brain inflammation, which now (since Salk vaccine) kills more victims than does polio and handicaps about as many by damaging the brain. The progress reports: ΒΆ Harvard's Dr. John F. Enders (Nobel prizeman because his test-tube foundations made the Salk vaccine possible) and Dr. Samuel L. Katz have worked...

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