Medicine: G.P. in a Hurricane

When Hurricane Audrey roared up toward the Gulf Coast last summer (TIME, July 8), the only physician in the marshland town of Cameron (pop. 3,000), at the southwestern corner of Louisiana, was Cecil William Clark, 33, who ran a community medical center with a twelve-bed hospital. Dr. Clark was confident that his new brick house would ride out the storm, but he was worried about the frame clinic building (with only a brick veneer) and its eight bedfast patients. Leaving their three youngest children at home with a maid, Dr. Clark and his wife Sybil (a nurse-anesthetist) set out soon after...

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