Medicine: June Meetings

An 81-year-old Philadelphia Italian who applied to the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate Hospital for doctoring seemed to have syphilis. Interne Sebron C. Dale stooped to take a sample of blood for a Wassermann test. Screaming "they steal my blood!" the old man whipped a razor from the folds of his bedclothes, slashed young Dr. Dale across the throat, severed his windpipe, vocal cords, jugular vein, carotid artery, muscles, nerves. The razor blade broke off in Dr. Dale's collar bone. He staggered to a surgical dressing room where he fell unconscious. Another interne...

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