Medicine: Fathers and Twins

In a dank, one-room Chicago tenement, agents of the board of health last fortnight discovered a pair of starving, premature twins, a boy and a girl who did not look alike. While hospital nurses washed and fed them, health officers last week tried to get their mother, a woman of 36, two years a widow, to clarify a complex situation. She had already had twelve children. Eight of those, ranging from 18 to two years of age, were living. She could not tell whether the father of her latest pair was one Luis Ersing,...

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