Medicine: Fat Lady

Fattest human being ever known to medical science was the late Mrs. Ruth G. Pontico of Tampa, Fla., who was 5 ft. 5¶ in. tall and weighed 772½ lb. This conclusion, the result of a long series of study of the proper anatomical dimensions of mankind, was made by David P. Willoughby, of the vertebrate paleontology department at the California Institute of Technology. Discoverer Willoughby reported his findings in a Johns Hopkins' periodical, Human Biology.

Since every crossroads carnival has its fat lady, Willoughby was amazed to find fewer than 20 people in all...

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