June 1960

News and Comment

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1960;105(6):982-984. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.00270180160033

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Fifth International Poliomyelitis Conference.  —In Copenhagen, Denmark, July 26-28. 1960, the Fifth International Poliomyelitis Conference will be held under the sponsorship of the National Foundation and the Danish Infantile Paralysis Association. The general chairman of this conference is Dr. E. Juel Henningsen, Deputy Minister of Health of Denmark. The Honorary Presidents of the conference are Dr. Jacob Ørskov of Copenhagen and Mr. Basil O'Connor of New York. The meetings will take place at the Falkonercentret, Copenhagen, and the official hotel will be the Hotel 3 Falke.Because of the great advances in the prevention of poliomyelitis, chief attention during this conference will be given to that subject. The opening section will deal with over-all viruses, 1960.The second section will be a discussion of the present status of the killed or inactivated virus vaccines which will include efficacy, duration of immunity, standardization of potency, and recent developments. This section

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