Medicine: $500,000 Operation

"I had no dolls when I was little, and I'll have no children when I'm old. That's my story. That's all there is to it."

To the brown-eyed, full-lipped, barren girl of 21 who spoke thus in San Francisco last week, her personal tragedy was of first importance. But her statement also meant that, with her, one of the most distinguished ancestral heritages in U. S. history had come to an appalling end.

Manhattan-born in 1791 of English stock, shrewd, self-made Peter Cooper pioneered in iron manufacturing, built the first U. S. steam locomotive...

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