Medicine: Prenatal Influence?

Mrs. Pauline Stemmer, 45-year-old housewife of North Brunswick Township, N. J., felt sick and dizzy. She went to see Dr. William Klein, well-known radiologist of New Brunswick. He found a walnut-sized tumor in her uterus, advised her to have it removed by Xray. She went to St. Peter's General Hospital, of which Dr. Klein was president, and had three irradiations.

Mrs. Stemmer, a faithful Catholic who had borne five children, believed that her child-bearing days were over: her youngest was 17, she herself was nearing 50. Three and a half months after her first...

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