Medicine: Effemination

John Stepnowski, 32, felt like any other normally healthy man, he says, when he went to work last November at Specific Pharmaceuticals Inc. in Bayonne, N.J. Stepnowski's job was pulverizing stilbestrol, a finely powdered synthetic drug used in stock-and poultry-raising (TIME, Feb. 15) and in medicine because it acts like a female sex hormone. The company gave him a respirator, and he wore rubber gloves as he worked.

After a couple of months, Stepnowski quit his job and last week he told why. He filed suit for $300,000 against Specific Pharmaceuticals, charging that he had been "poisoned by said stilbestrol and...

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