Medicine: Fluky Missionary

"Coo!" went the grey pigeons at Cleveland's Public Square last week. "Coo! Coo!"

"Gurrh!" went the white-gowned gulls at Cleveland's City Hospital out Scranton Road. "Gurrh! Gurrh!"

One Ralph H. Thurber had faltered into the hospital a fortnight ago with a detailed tale of having become infested with flukes while missioning in the Orient (TIME, May 4). He had, said he, but a month to live.

A most interesting case. Infestation with flukes is an oriental disease rarely seen in the U. S. Doctors probed their text books. Internes peeked at the pallid patient. Messages...

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