Medicine: Glands From the Dead

The patient, a middle-aged woman, was dying. She had just been brought in to the Jewish Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. She was a victim of Addison's disease, a slow decline of the adrenal glands which cap the kidneys, gush forth the hormone cortin and the supercharging adrenalin when the nervous system signals "Emergency!" No synthetic hormones or drugs had been able to save her.

In a room near by lay another patient, dying of brain tumor. Both patients belonged to the same blood group. The sick woman's doctors, F. Katz and Fritz Mainzer, decided...

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