OPINION

October 12, 1956

ALBERT B. SABIN: New York, 11 – Dr Sabin, of the University of Cincinnati, who has been experimenting for some time with a live poliomyelitis virus, has just announced that he has made an oral vaccine which is expected to produce a long-term – perhaps lifelong – immunity to this serious disease. Speaking at a meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine at Ohio Valley, Dr Sabin claimed that just one dose of the vaccine would produce immunity from the three major strains of the virus. He also said that the vaccine had proved to be safe after extensive experiments on animals and humans and was ready for mass international trials. IMRE NAGY: Budapest, 11 – Rumors are circulating among the press here that a momentous decision is soon to be announced with regard to Imre Nagy, who was prime minister of Hungary from 1953 to 1955, when he was forced to resign. This year he was ousted from the Communist Party for «leaning to the right.» It is believed that Mr Nagy will be restored to the ranks of the Communist Party. (Ed. note: Nagy returned to power but was executed after the Budapest uprising was put down.)