Medicine: Nightmare Death

When Nemecio Tutop, 37, went to bed in his quarters at a sugar-plantation camp on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, he seemed to be in perfect health. Next morning he was found dead, and there was not a mark of violence upon him. Last week the Honolulu coroner's physician, Dr. Alvin V. Majoska, listed Tutop as the 43rd in a baffling succession of healthy young adults, all Filipinos, who have died in their sleep in the last six years for no discoverable reason.

Dr. Majoska's autopsy showed that there had been bleeding in Tutop's inflamed pancreas (the big gland which produces insulin...

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