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Medicine: Capsules, Dec. 12, 1955

¶ No sooner had the Salk polio vaccine received an apparently clean bill of health (TIME, Nov. 28) than the Massachusetts State Poliomyelitis Advisory...

Medicine: Capsules, Dec. 19, 1955

¶ "New and fundamental evidence" about the formation of cancer cells has been discovered in the last two years, said a biennial report issued on the tenth...

Medicine: Vaccine Dissent

After weeks of hesitation over whether to start a small test program with Salk polio vaccine and a few thousand volunteers, Britain's health authorities made up...

What U.S. Needs to Be the Leader in STEM Again

There's nothing like being successful in the past to make you feel like a loser today. Take America—particularly America's science, technology, engineering and...

The Conspiracy To End Cancer

The hero scientist who defeats cancer will likely never exist. No exalted individual, no victory celebration, no Marie Curie or Jonas Salk, who in 1955, after he...

Polio And Politics

A great scourge might soon be gone, but war, mistrust and even the death of Osama Bin Laden could get in the way the children in gadap town like to play tea...

At the U.N., a Vow to Eradicate Polio by 2015

Peter Salk and Aseefa Zardari never met before today, but they have an odd and very significant thing in common: both of them were inoculated against polio by...

Charms of the Quiet Child

Most parents want their children to be assertive, bold and brave, to take on challenges without fear of people or of failure. Some kids do just that, and when...

Why Scientists Are Smarter Than Politicians

One of the best things about being an artist is that nobody can tell you you're doing things wrong. There's no true or false in a Picasso painting, no yes or no...

The Dangers of the Antivaccine Movement

Childhood inoculations protect us against deadly infectious diseases like measles, whooping cough and polio. But they are also the source of near constant...

Eureka!

Invention is a hedge against anonymity; make something that matters and you can live forever. Hans Geiger and his counter, Samuel Morse and his code,...

The Vaccination War.

My wife and I haven't had many fights about child-rearing yet. This is mostly because all our son does so far is sleep, eat and poop at the precise moment I hand...

Galley Girl: The Gender Bender Edition

GENDER BENDER: PW is enamored with "Middlesex" by Jeffrey Eugenides (Farrar, Straus; September 4), giving it a starred, boxed review, its highest accolade...

Thinkers vs. Tinkerers, and Other Debates

Welcome to the fourth of our TIME 100 special issues profiling the hundred most influential people of the century. We began a year ago by picking 20 leaders and...

CANCER: THE GOOD NEWS

In the rush of scientific optimism that followed the polio vaccine and the first moon walk, Richard Nixon declared war on America's second biggest killer:...

Press: Esquire at Mid-Century

A birthday celebrated in black tie and a 616-page issue On the day in 1933 that salesmen started soliciting ads for Esquire, President Franklin Roosevelt...

Time Essay: A Remebrance of Things Future

It is written: Jackie Onassis will become an ambassador. Bralessness will sag in popularity. Kidnapers will threaten Donny Osmond. Dr. Jonas Salk will find a...

Science: Cutting Out Monkey Business

India's ban on exports perils U.S. medical tests India's Prime Minister Morarji Desai, 81, is such a devout Hindu that he not only refuses to eat meat but he...