Medicine: Kill or Cure

She was a nice-looking young woman, but handsome is that handsome does. Detroit police had picked her up for stealing and arson. When they saw her FBI record, they hastily turned her over to the Wayne County General Hospital as criminally insane.

Her record started at the age of four, when she began to steal. She spent 15 years in reform schools and prisons. She had been thrown out of bordellos for injuring patrons, had hustled outside Army camps, boasted two murders.

She was not insane. But Psychiatrist Louis Lipschutz, clinical director of the...

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