Medicine: Second Time Around

Carolyn Bigham graduated from Central High School in Charlotte, N.C. last year, just before her 19th birthday, and went to work in the flower department of a local store. Last month Carolyn had survived a grave illness and was just finishing grammar school again.

One day she had a headache, fever and nausea, and became delirious. The next day she went to the hospital, unconscious, with a severe case of meningitis—an inflammation of the inner covering of the brain and spinal cord. A dozen doctors joined in treating her, used many of the newest "miracle drugs," eventually pulled her through.

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