Medicine: Capsules, Aug. 6, 1951

¶ Around Richmond, Va., health workers sprayed DDT, poured oil on ponds and waterholes to stem a mosquito-borne outbreak of eastern encephalitis (brain inflammation) which started a scare. Two encephalitis deaths were proved, four more suspected. ¶ New U.S. polio cases reported last week totaled 773, up 30% over the week before—and not far behind the 802 tallied in the same week last year. ¶ The German-founded Schering Corp. (run by the Office of Alien Property) became the world's second producer of cortisone,* began distribution of Cortogen, a preparation for eye diseases. ¶ A Navy doctor gave...

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