1930: Exodus of Students

Middletown, Conn., Oct. 1 (AP)–An exodus of students from Wesleyan University was under way today as the death toll from infantile paralysis in the state mounted to six.

The latest victim was William Forsythe, assistant professor of daily husbandry at the Connecticut Agricultural College at Storrs. Four infantile paralysis patients were undergoing treatment in Middletown and one in Hartford.

Dr. Stanley H. Osborn, state health commissioner, described the paralysis situation at Middletown as a “distinct outbreak.”

From The Morning Herald (Hagerstown, Maryland), Thursday, October 2, 1930.

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