Medicine: Abjinin

In obscure little Maribor, on the Jugoslav frontier lives Schoolteacher Polsjchak. Word went round that he knew strange things; that he had studied tuberculosis and cancer; that he had even cured neighbor Kretschnik's wife who was about to die of cancer, and that other one, old man Melchnikoff, who had a burning in his side like fire.

Curious doctors at the General Hospital heard the rumor, saw patients who had been given up as hopeless comfortably chatting in the streets. They came to see this Polsjchak, who told them of his remedy. For 20...

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