Decisions: Odors and Ulcers

The law is constantly seeking to adjust to the extraordinary tensions and turbulence of modern life. Two recent decisions:

∙ During 20 years spent chasing tax dodgers for the Internal Revenue Service, Ben Larosa always enjoyed good health. After he retired in 1965, he shifted to teaching, and the ghetto schools of San Francisco, he found, were just too rough. Larosa's students broke into fistfights almost daily, hurled paper clips, and hit him on the head with chalk and textbooks. Soon he had a bleeding ulcer and, on his doctor's advice, quit teaching. Last month, in a landmark ruling affecting...