Medicine: Sleeper

Ever since Patricia Maguire fell soundly asleep in February 1932 with sleeping sickness, Chicago reporters have been calling regularly at her house for news (TIME, Feb. 26). Last week they found the young woman sitting up in bed, looking stupidly at a slate. "Pat, raise your right hand," her mother wrote on the slate. Slowly Patricia Maguire raised her right hand. "Raise your index finger." Slowly up went the finger. "Raise two fingers." Slowly she did as she was told.

Delighted that Patricia Maguire's long sleeping brain again functions a little, her mother exclaimed:...

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