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About Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 21, 1947)
To Fight Polio
Nineteen cases of polio, four of
them causing death, and thirteen of
them serious enough to be hospital
cases resulted last year in the worst
epidemic of infantile paralysis Lane
county has known.
In 1946. Eugene spent ?7,720 for
the care of polio victims, $1,500
more than the people of Eugene
contributed for that purpose. The
hospitalization of a single polio case
costs more than $2,500 a year. Iron
lung cases, which require special
nursing attention constantly, may
run to $7,000 or more a year.
Constant Attention Required
The high cost of treatment re
sults because patients who are hos
pitalized require almost constant
attention from doctors, nurses, and
physical therapists, and must have
additional personnel to prepare and
apply hot packs. Frequently special
equipment such as braces, wheel
:liairs ,and iron lungs are necessary,
Few families are able to meet the
high cost of extended treatment.
The Foundation has pledged aid,
however, to all who need it so that
no victim needing help has to go
without it due to lack of funds.
In the past eleven years, $29,
562,742.54 has been contributed
through the March of Dimes. Ot
this, $15,000,000 has been spent on
victims of poliomyelitis in the coun
ties where it was raised. The rest
has been used by the National Foun
dation to conduct its program of re
search, education, and epidemic re
The quota set for the University
in the March of Dimes campaign is
$2,000, while the city of Eugene
has set $15,000 as its goal.
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of Existence,” “The Egyptian Hope:
Life in Death,” and “The Egyptian
The lectures are scheduled for 4
p.m. today and Wednesday in 101
physical education, 7:30 p.m. Thurs
day in 207 Chapman, and 4 p.m.
Friday in 101 physical education.
Another is tentatively planned for 4
p.m. Thursday in 101 physical edu
Announcement of which will be
discussed at each time is being with
held until the arrival of Dr. Frank
WAA Carnival Set
(Continued from page one)
Since the carnival is open to stu
dents and townspeople alike, pos
ters are also being placed down
town as well as on the campus by
Lura Givnan, in charge of posters.
Other committee chairmen in
clude: clean up, Carol Becker; ar
rangements, Mary Anne Hansen;
properties, Coralie Thompson; dec
orations, Renee Cowell; food, Bev
erly Bennett; finance, Thelma Cha
ney; tickets, Betty Jean McCurry;
and publicity, Nancy Peterson.
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