Medicine: Flukes & Missionary

In Korea a fluke, a small flat leaflike worm, laid its minute eggs in a creek. The eggs got into a snail. A fish ate the snail. Rev. Ralph Thurber, missionary, ate the fish without thorough cooking. The flukes wandered through his body until they reached his viscera where they nested. Result: last week Mr. Thurber, 37, was in Cleveland's City Hospital, an emaciated cynosure of neighboring medical eyes. They had never before seen a case of fluke.* Mr. Thurber was obliged to diagnose his own case, explain its etiology, show the deep scars...

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