Medicine: Gian+s in Court

Last week the large city hall in St. Joseph, Mo. was packed with giggling spectators. In front of the courtroom stalked three circus giants: 40-year-old Glenn Hyder of Kansas City, Mo., 35year-old Texan Jack Earle, 21-year-old Robert Pershing Wadlow of Alton, Ill.

Reason for the convention: Robert Wadlow, tallest man in the world (he claims an alltime high of 8 ft. 8 in.), had brought suit for $100,000 against Dr. Charles Dean Humberd of Barnard, Mo. Dr. Humberd had described Wadlow, in a scientific article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, as "apathetic, unfriendly, antagonistic."

Said gigantic Defense Witness Hyder (7...

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