Medicine: Heat Stroke

In sweltering Manhattan last week the feet of one Daniel Long, 66 and unwell, stumbled under him. As the dirty buildings slowly swayed in his drowsy mind, his knees buckled and, panting like an asthmatic old dog, he fell in a heat stroke. Similar strokes downed hundreds throughout the nation during the last, hot fortnight. But old Dan Long's was unique. When attendants of Bellevue Hospital took his rectal temperature, routine procedure in cases of heat stroke, they found it to be 109.8° F., highest in that vast old hospital's records.

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