POLAND: Christ Child's Vitamins

"Down with tomato juice! Down with green vegetables! Down with fresh fruit!" weakly chanted 820 charity patients of Warsaw's Christ Child Hospital last week.

They all, even the most dangerously ill, had been on hunger strike for 32 hours against the Christ Child Hospital's newfangled policy of feeding patients exclusively on "vitamin-rich foods."

Not until agitated doctors certified that several hunger-striking patients were on the verge of Death, did the Christ Child's director yield. Hereafter the stubborn Polish patients will eat their accustomed bread, soup and potatoes (with occasional meat), four times a...

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