Medicine: Polio, 1943

Though Surgeon General Parran of the Public Health Service announced last week that infantile paralysis, nearing its seasonal peak, is subsiding nationally, the disease has almost reached the epidemic stage in the U.S. The nationwide total since Jan. 1 is 2,753 cases, more than double the figure for the same period last year. Analysis of the half-year situation shows the present total to be higher for the same period than any year since 1934.

About 75% of the cases reported have come from four states: > California, with almost 1,000 cases.


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