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February 26, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(9):754-755. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950260060026

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SUMMARY OF NATIONAL PLANNING MEETING ON 1955 POLIOMYELITIS VACCINE PROGRAM  On invitation of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, representatives of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers, the American Public Health Association, and the U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare met in New York on Jan. 10. The purpose of this meeting was to consider nationwide administrative policies relative to the distribution and administration of the supply of poliomyelitis vaccine being purchased by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis for possible rapid application in the prevention of poliomyelitis in the spring of 1955. The deliberations of this group were predicated on the assumption that the evaluation of the 1954 poliomyelitis vaccine field trial now being conducted by Dr. Thomas Francis Jr. at the University of Michigan would justify the licensure of this product by the National Institutes

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