Medicine: End of Patricia Maguire

After lying in a fitful stupor for five years, seven months, twelve days,* Chicago's long publicized victim of sleeping sickness, Patricia Maguire (TIME, Dec. 2, 1935, et ante), died last week. In a trice pathologists of Northwestern University medical school took out: 1) her lungs, to verify the pneumonia which was the immediate cause of her death; 2) an ovary to examine the tumor which mysteriously developed a few weeks ago, caused her to waste away, reduced her resistance to the pneumonia; and 3) her strange, ineffective brain. Then she was buried...

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