Medicine: Malaria in Manhattan

A Bowery bum died of malaria in Manhattan. He must have just come from the tropics, reasoned Chief Medical Examiner Charles Norris, and casually noted that the derelict had been a narcotic addict. Another Bowery bum died of malaria, and another, and another. Dr. Norris called his assistants together, ordered: "There's a carrier loose down around Park Row. Watch for him."

"He's a dope," added Dr. Milton Helpern, one of Dr. Norris' assistants. Perspicacious Dr. Helpern had noticed that every dead malarial bum had been a drug addict. He visualized a huddle of men...

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