Medicine: Doctor's Dilemma

In Philadelphia's General (charity) Hospital last week lay one Mary Bocassini, 27. She was about 1) to have a baby and 2) to die of tuberculosis. Her Roman Catholic husband resolutely cried: "If my wife must die, it is the will of God, and my baby must die. . . . If one must die, both must die."

Mr. Bocassini, a sugar refinery laborer whose first wife died during a Cesarean operation, unwittingly disagreed with Roman Catholic canons. In accordance with canon law young Dr. John Corbit who had charge of Mary Bocassini's case,...

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