Books: Doctors' Dilemmas

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by RONALD J. GLASSER, M.D. 232 pages. George Braziller. $6.95.

"They want her to die. They want her to die now." An overworked intern admits Mary Berquam, a little girl with leukemia, to the pediatrics ward of a university hospital to die. But the resident, McMillan, overrules her father's demand to let her die in peace. "I had no time for goofy parents," recalls the intern. Enter the cold, stern hematology chief, Prader. He persuades the Ber-quams to have Mary treated for the sake of scientific research. Mary's condition seems to improve....

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