Medicine: Fever v. St. Vitus's Dance

By accident a Manhattan physician. Dr. Lucy Du Bois Porter Sutton, 40, has discovered a quick palliative if not a certain cure for St. Vitus's Dance, hideous childhood disease. Victims twitch, quiver, quake and grimace uncouthly. The posturings resemble a grotesque dance like the oldtime "shimmy" and "Charleston." During the ignorant Middle Ages victims of the disease were taken to "dance" before images of St. Vitus, patron of comedians.* It was believed that those who danced before St. Vitus would be certain of good health during the following year. Hence the general...

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