Medicine: Leper Seized

A month ago John Early, leper, escaped from the Government lep-rosaria at Carville, La. When he reached his home in the North Carolina mountains, his mother, gay at her son's return, refused to tell Federal officers his whereabouts (TIME, Aug. 22). Matt Early, the leper's brother, found a hiding-place in the hills; there, for over three weeks John Early remained, his hideous, white, terrified face peering through the brambles for men he knew would come. In his hands he held a rifle.

Last week the men came....

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