Medicine: The Story of Petey Frank

John Peter Frank was a curly-haired, dark-eyed baby who seemed perfectly normal at birth and for the first few months of his life in Bloomington. Ind., where his father was teaching law at the state university. True, Petey seemed slower than most babies in trying to roll over and sit up, but his parents thought little of it. One steaming day in Washington, D.C., Petey fainted and was sick for a while; the doctor thought it was only the heat. A second seizure was laid to an ear infection. The third time, a doctor...

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