MISSOURI: Rx for Trouble

Roses, gladioli and snapdragons adorned his bedside table in bright profusion as Dr. Hugh Hamilton, one of Kansas City's leading obstetricians, spent his 49th birthday last week in the St. Joseph Hospital, where he had practiced for many years. The second-floor staff brought in a cake with pink icing. But it was not a happy occasion, for outside his room stood police guards on around-the-clock duty, turning away visitors. The day before, Dr. Hamilton had been charged in a warrant with trying to poison his wife; it was the latest of the...

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