Medicine: Ambulance Doctor

A baby was dying of strangulation. Aged three months, she had tubular diphtheria. She must be taken at once to the hospital for an operation. At the Essex County Isolation Hospital in Soho, N. J., Dr. D. J. Poia and Nurse Marion Raitzel took their seats in an ambulance. The gong clanged. Rounding corners in Maplewood, N. J., the passengers were obliged to hang tight. Rounding one corner everything went stunning, dizzy black. The driver had hit a trolley pole. The ambulance body had flown from the chassis, which wrecked further on. Dr. Poia...

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