Medicine: Cornstalk

When Eula Herbert of Chacahoula, La. was eight years old her mother stopped lengthening her dresses. At 14, Eula was still the same size: height not quite four feet, weight 52 pounds. Then the Associated Catholic Charities sent the shy little dwarf to New Orleans Charity Hospital, where for two years she took large dally doses of the growth-stimulating hormones, thyroid and pituitary extract. Quick as a cornstalk Eula shot up. Last week she reached 59 inches, 92 pounds. Doctors thought they could boost her up another few inches but healthy Eula was...

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