Medicine: Glass Heart

In April 1928, the German plane Bremen made the first non-stop westbound flight across the Atlantic, was forced down on remote Greenly Island at the mouth of the frozen St. Lawrence River. Avid for news, the New York World sent Flyers Floyd Bennett, who was half-sick, and Bernt Balchen flying to Greenly Island. They landed at Lake Ste. Agnes near Murray Bay, where Bennett could go no farther. A plane returned him to a hospital in Quebec where he developed a fulminating case of pneumonia. Pneumonia serum available at the Rockefeller Institute in Manhattan might save Floyd Bennett's life. Charles Augustus...

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