Medicine: Bachelor's Nurslings

Louisville's modest Chancery Judge James Garnett has legal power to interpret men's minds. Last week he had to decide about the last testament of Louisville's late Civil Engineer Charles K. Needham. Needham, a sentimental bachelor who died ten years ago at 80, once read Jean Jacques Rousseau's novel Emile, wherein that 18th-Century romantic tried to persuade French mothers to nurse their own children. Persuaded in his turn, Needham bequeathed money for an annual prize ($100 to $200) for the healthiest white Louisville baby nine to 15 months old. "nourished by its mother for...

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