Medicine: Life from a Lifer?

The convict and the girl whose life he may save never saw each other. The prisoner, 49, serving a life term for murder in New York State's Sing Sing prison, lay under guard in a ward in Ossining Hospital, on a hill overlooking the high-walled prison. The eight-year-old girl was in a private room in the same building. She was near death from leukemia, the cancer-like disease of the blood-making system for which no cure is known. Manhattan Hematologist Harry Wallerstein took the child to Ossining because he knew that prisoners there were willing...

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