Medicine: Big Dispute

Scene: a Los Angeles courtroom last week.


Adolph Roome III, 14, more than 6 ft. tall, weight 235 lb., overgrown apparently from the disfunction of his pituitary body, a ductless gland which controls growth.

Dr. Adolph Edward Roome Jr., his father, corpulent Los Angeles physician, who wanted to administer pituitary extract to make his son stop growing.

Mrs. Helen Roome, the doctor's one-time wife, a large-boned trained nurse who objected to the proposed treatment for her son.

Judge Lester W. Roth.

Son: I wear a 7¼ size hat, size 11 shoes, measure 40 in. around...

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