Medicine: Leper at Large

Unable longer to endure the sight and sound of fellows in misery at the Carville, La., leper hospital, John Early, 54, this year followed lonely mountain roads to Tryon, N. C., wearing no hood, shaking no silver bell.

John Early, cowering in the hills, heard in his mind the dreary baying of a familiar pursuit. Recognized as a leper after the Spanish War, his life has since been a furious panic flight. Five times escaped from leprosaria, he has become famed for his reluctance to accept the filthy disaster imposed upon him.


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