Medicine: One Doctor's Choice

There was something special about some of the patients who trooped into the office of elderly Dr. Roy Odell Knapp at the south end of Akron's Main Street. They were women who did not appear ill, but wore a worried look. Many of them slipped in furtively. The doctor was kindness personified. If, after listening to a woman's story, he thought it likely that she was pregnant, he would send a urine specimen to City Hospital for a pregnancy test. If the test proved positive, and the patient insisted that her whole life would come crashing down about her if she...

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