Medicine: Well Born

Near Sanford, N. C., Mrs. Alton Jourdon, 26, who expected to have a baby in another month, last week went to the well in her farmyard to draw water. "When I bent over the well," she said after an accident which drew newspaper attention throughout the nation, "everything went black. The next thing I remember was being in the cold water, trying to keep afloat. Soon there were two of us, and I had to keep up."

Her husband heard her frantic screams, lugged her and a 7-lb. 9-oz. boy, who suffered only...

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