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Pakistan Says 2 Died in Attack on Polio Workers

(PESHAWAR, Pakistan) — A Pakistani police official says an attack on a team of polio workers has killed two people, revising a higher toll that was initially...

Medicine: Conquest of Polio

The near-perfect effectiveness of mass vaccinations against poliomyelitis has been dramatically proved in figures just released by the Center for Disease...

Medicine: Polio

Eleven weeks after the epidemic's peak (TIME, Sept. 25), a belated report—451 new cases of infantile paralysis for the week ending Nov. 18—made it official that...

Medicine: Polio Progress Report

While most state and all federal health officials decided to wait until November before trying to assay the effectiveness of polio vaccination in 1956,...

Medicine: Qualified Polio Success

With Salk polio vaccinations about to resume after the summer stoppage Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Marion B. Folsom and U.S. Surgeon General...

Medicine: Polio in Los Angeles

The receiving room of Los Angeles' big (3,500-bed) County General Hospital last week was jampacked with pain-racked men, women and children and their...

Medicine: Polio in Detroit

Salk vaccine shots were so ignored in Detroit this summer that doctors and druggists had to return outdated supplies. Last week, with a growing epidemic, Detroit...

Medicine: Polio Time

As the infantile paralysis season advances, public health officials are keeping a sharp watch on the weekly reports of new cases. Since the third week of March,...

Medicine: Polio Up

Paralytic polio rose ominously in August, announced the U.S. Public Health Service. Each week's total cases considerably topped those in the comparable weeks...

Medicine: Tonsils & Bulbar Polio

Doctors are pretty well agreed that it is unwise to remove tonsils or adenoids while polio is rampant: within a month or two after such an operation, an invasion...

Medicine: Polio Peak?

In the first week of September, said the Public Health Service, U.S. polio cases were running ahead of the number at the same time in 1949, the worst polio...

Medicine: Polio 1951

Will there be a polio epidemic in 1951? It is still too early to tell. In the last week of June, 341 new cases were reported, up 60% over the week before. So far...

Medicine: Polio Precaution

If there is any medical connection between getting inoculations for children's diseases and catching poliomyelitis, doctors do not know what it is. But...

Medicine: Polio Recession?

If the present trend holds, the U.S. will have fewer cases of paralytic polio in 1961 than in any year since the Salk vaccine became available. Up to July 7,...

Medicine: Curare for Polio

The Indian arrow poison curare (rhymes with safari) is sometimes used in abdominal surgery and in spastic paralysis, to relax taut muscles. But doctors have...

Medicine: Polio Up & Down

The worst infantile paralysis outbreak in British Isles history, as severe as the U.S. epidemics of 1916 and 1946, is sweeping England, Wales and Scotland, has...