Medicine: Thrice Dead

At Bristol, England, Mrs. Alice Shrive, 55, tradesman's wife, died again last week, thoroughly. Thirty years ago pallbearers carrying her body to a grave, stumbled, caused her to rouse and scold them roundly. Two years later, at her second wake, she sat up on the planks and scolded mourners for wailing. Thereafter she lived to have 31 operations. Neighbors were awed. Last week she died again, of cancer; and relatives, twice duped, cut two of her arteries.


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