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July 15, 1950

MEDICAL NEWS

JAMA. 1950;143(11):1004-1008. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910460062018

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Special Study of the Coxsackie Virus.—  A grant of $242,388 has been made by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis to Yale University to continue research on poliomyelitis for the next five years. The project will be under the direction of Dr. John R. Paul, professor of preventive medicine at the school of medicine. The investigations will attempt to extend laboratory findings into areas where the disease occurs. Similar studies have been going on at Yale since 1938. The Yale investigators will include a special study of the Coxsackie, or "C," virus. This virus, only recently discovered, is different from the poliomyelitis virus, although it produces symptoms much

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