Medicine: Judgment by Blood

The only legally indisputable fact about the lawsuit which came before a New York Supreme Court justice in Brooklyn last week was that Betty Beuschel, onetime Long Island chambermaid, had a 2-year-old son. Miss Beuschel claimed that one Jacob Manowitz, Long Island real estate dealer, fathered her child, asked damages. He denied the charge and invoked the Landsteiner blood test to establish his disclaimer.

Ordering girl & child to give specimens of blood to match against the man's, the Brooklyn justice declared: "Research of medical journals and foreign law reports discloses that many thousands...

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