Medicine: Dangers to Doctors

So rarely do doctors contract the diseases they treat that Dr. Walter Blair Stewart's attack of infantile paralysis last week was news. Dr. Stewart. 34. had charge of the infantile paralysis cases in Atlantic City's Municipal Hospital for contagious diseases. The institution has been crowded by the epidemic (now waning) which visited Philadelphia & vicinity (TIME, Sept. 12). Two of Dr. Stewart's three children—Blair, 3, and Florence. 18 months—caught the disease, are recovering with no observable permanent stigmata. Dr. Stewart, overworked, lost resistance and last week went to bed with infantile paralysis....

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