Medicine: Rex Morgan Revealed

Rex Morgan, M.D., a square-jawed general practitioner with an adventurous suburban clientele, has become the most widely known physician in the U.S. without ever stepping out of a comic strip. Since his appearance in 1948, Dr. Rex's struggles with quacks, epidemics and psychoses have made him one of the strips' most cherished favorites.† After a long and successful effort to keep his own identity a secret, Rex's creator and author has now owned up. His name: Dr. Nicholas P. Dallis, 42, Toledo psychiatrist.

Human Failings. Dallis, an amateur cartoonist before he went to Temple University medical school, had long toyed with the...

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