Medicine: Still Alive

Strange objections to the Rockefeller Foundation were reported from the jungles of Colombia last week. Foundation doctors, on the trail of yellow fever, had an inexplicably hard time persuading a chief of the Goajiras Indians to permit blood tests on his tribe. Finally the chief agreed to send two tribesmen for testing. The doctors took blood samples, sent the Indians home again.

Ten minutes later the reluctant chief appeared in high gear. "Didn't you take their blood?" he asked. The doctors said they had. "But," said the chief, "they're still alive." The chief permitted...

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