Medicine: Whitened White

In Columbia, S. C. fortnight ago Will Pickens White, an obscure piebald, pursed-mouthed Negro of 68, leaped from his bed yelling: "Jesus, my God, what is this!" Night before Will Pickens White had taken a bath. This morning his entire skin was as dead white as a flounder's belly.

To newshawks who last week investigated the "miracle," Mr. White told a tale which doctors recognized as the history of a case of vitiligo, a harmless but mysterious skin condition which an occasional Negro develops. "About 30 years ago I had a little pimple on...

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