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September 8, 1956

POLIOMYELITIS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

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Chief Medical Statistician General Register Office Somerset House London, W. C. 2, England.

JAMA. 1956;162(2):137. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970190053022

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  My attention has been drawn to the figures of poliomyelitis notifications and deaths quoted in the passage commencing "Increase in Poliomyelitis," in Foreign Letters, on page 1351 of The Journal, April 14, 1956. These figures have apparently been taken from the Registrar General's Weekly Return, no. 52, 1955, and are the total numbers of uncorrected notifications and of deaths in the Great Towns during the 52 weeks of 1953, 1954, and 1955. Naturally they differ considerably from the final figures for England and Wales as a whole.

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