Medicine: Ulcer Clinic

Charles Johnson was under sail in the days of windjammers. Mostly he shipped as a cook, and in the galley learned how to use a knife on raw meat. When one of the crew broke a leg or tore an arm Cook Johnson and the captain used to patch him up. There was generally a "doctor's book'' on board which gave directions. Two years ago senility and a burned leg drove Charles Johnson to New York City's Home for Dependants on Welfare Island. When they asked him what he could do, he told...

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