Trauma: A Head Full of Lead

"I've got a little headache," Dr. Ralph B. Williams told San Francisco Sur geon Dudley J. Fournier. And well he might.

A state health department bacteriologist in Juneau, Alaska, Williams, 57, said he had come to San Francisco on business. The evening before, to kill some time, he decided to see Gone With The Wind. When he left the theater in the city's tough Tenderloin district, he was jumped by two young muggers who beat him unconscious. Coming to, he hailed a cab to his motel. Next day, when the headache did not go away, he went to see Fournier.

Williams' eyes...

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