A Look Back

Five members of the Schofield family of Newark, N.J., all hospitalized in the 1950 polio epidemic but now recovered, turn over their March of Dimes collection boxes to Basil O’Connor, right, in New York, Jan. 24, 1955. The youngsters, still receiving follow-up treatment, conducted a family competition for funds for the drive. The Schofield case represents the greatest incidence of polio among brothers and sisters of one family reported to the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 1950. From left to right are George, 4; Andrew, Jr., 14, back; David, 8; Robert, 11, and Mary Jo, 9. O’Connor is president of the foundation.