Medicine: Doctor's Tragedy

Clifford Oral McCreedy of Aledo, Ill, is a careful country doctor. Last week he paid a call, lanced an abscess for a patient and, when he was through, took a proper precaution. He did not put the infected scalpel with the sterilized instruments in his bag. He wrapped it in a piece of paper and put it in his pocket. Then careful Dr. McCreedy went home and, opening his front door, looked down into the laughing face of his 19-month-old daughter, Nancy Irene. He swung her up and clasped her in his arms. That was a fatal move. The infected scalpel...

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