Infectious Diseases: Dr. Barnard's Epidemic

The evening of March 5, 1968, was a big occasion at Cornell University Medical College on Manhattan's East Side. A world celebrity was appearing, and hundreds of medical students wanted to hear him. Scores of them rushed across the street for a quick bite at the dormitory snack bar, and many of them ordered hamburgers. In normal times, no matter how a burger is ordered at the snack bar, it always turns out rare. That night, under the sudden pressure of short-order business, the hamburgers were just about raw. And within two...

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