Medicine: Get a Policeman

The man seemed a little unsteady on his feet, but Taximan John Forney thought nothing of that. At night in Manhattan lots of people are unsteady on their feet. The man hailed Forney near Ninety-Sixth Street and climbed into his cab. He asked hoarsely to be taken to Bellevue. Forney changed his mind, then. Bellevue, the grim collection of buildings where innumerable sordid little dramas of the city have ended, is perhaps the most famed municipal hospital in the U. S. Many drunks are taken there, but they seldom go voluntarily. Forney decided there was something else wrong with his fare....

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