Bliven, Bruce
August 1952
New Republic;8/25/52, Vol. 127 Issue 8, p17
This article reports that this summer, about 50,000 children have participated in an experiment involving the use of gamma globulin, a fraction of the blood of recovered polio victims. The mass inoculations were given in Houston, Tex., and Sioux City, Ia., both of which have just experienced severe polio epidemics. This great experiment follows several recent scientific discoveries of the utmost importance, nearly all of them the result of work supported by the March of Dimes. Polio terrifies people because most of its victims are children, and because it can leave lifelong crippling effects. If during the polio season any individual develops feverishness, sore throat, headache, upset stomach or sore muscles, put him to bed, keep others out of the room and call a doctor.


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