Medicine: New Orleans Hospital

High above the half-deserted docks of New Orleans gleams the new, 20-story tower of Charity Hospital, largest State hospital for acute and contagious diseases in the world. Last week Charity directors paid the last of their contractor's bills. Meantime ugly rumors clustered about Charity's head.

Latest rumor concerned the hospital's shifting foundations. Doctors all over the U. S. have heard fantastic tales of Charity sinking 15 feet, of buckled plumbing, twisted elevator shafts, volcanic fissures in the marble entrance halls. Fact is that the 150,000-ton hospital has sunk scarcely a foot, that all...

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