Medicine: On the Ropes

A former lightweight and welterweight champion of the world, an exmarine, was hanging on the ropes last weelt.

On Guadalcanal in 1942, Barney Ross got the Silver Star and a reputation as a Jap killer. He also got malaria. Brought home to the wartime U.S., he allowed his name and his medal to be exploited from coast to coast. Then he dropped out of sight. The next news of Barney Ross was when his showgirl war bride divorced him two months ago.

Last week Barney, 37 and greying, turned up in the United States Attorney's...

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