Medicine: The Farmer & the Drug

Husky young T. C. Gaines, an Arizona farmer, had promised to lend his tractor to a neighbor. One day last May, as good as his word, he delivered the tractor and drove his truck over to the neighbor's farm to explain its workings. As he filled the tractor's tank with gas, a hired hand lit a cigarette. A split second later, panic-stricken Gaines was streaking across the field, his gasoline-soaked clothes a flaming torch. His friends managed to halt his flight, put out the flames and got him to the truck. No one else knew how, so Gaines himself had...

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