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July 16, 1960


JAMA. 1960;173(11):1250. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020290076022

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PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE—"TREATING CANCER"  Various treatments of malignant diseases are explained in terms readily understandable to the layman, in a new booklet. Single copies may be obtained from the Public Health Service. Larger quantities may be purchased from the Superintendent of Documents, Washington 25, D. C.

Joint Meeting on Poliomyelitis.—  A joint Russian-United States report on the poliomyelitis meeting held in Moscow in May was made by Dr. David E. Price, assistant surgeon general of the Public Health Service and chief of the United States delegation. The meeting was attended by 13 United States and 15 Russian physicians and was concerned chiefly with technical discussions of research, production, and testing of live poliomyelitis vaccines. The Russians reported successful use of the live virus vaccine which was developed by Dr. Albert Sabin, director of research at Children's Hospital, Cincinnati. Pieces of candy containing Russian-produced Sabin vaccine have been given to 60

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