Medicine: Room to Breathe

Telephones rang in the sanatoria and hospitals of Tucson, Ariz, last week. St. Mary's Hospital was calling: "Have you an extra oxygen tent? We have a 12-year-old boy here who's failing. . . . Operation for mastoid.'' Not one extra tent was there in all the dozen institutions. Patten Levings, son of the city editor of the Los Angeles Evening Herald & Express, would have to die for lack of oxygen-rich air.

Another newsman heard of the impending death. Robert Worth Bingham, pub lisher of the Louisville Courier-Journal and Louisville Times, had...

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