Medicine: California's Woe

A San Francisco doctor and his wife last month ate some underdone steaks from a northern California bear which had chewed a hog which had gobbled a rat which had gnawed at a hog whose flesh contained larvae of a tiny round worm called Trichinella spiralis. In consequence of that series of meals, the doctor and his wife, their tongues, larynges, eyes, flanks and diaphragms thickly infested with larvae of the worms, last week were undergoing the excruciating anguish of trichinosis.

Colleagues of the San Francisco doctor, out of consideration for him and his...

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