Medicine: The 30th Fatality

In the very building where the mysterious Legionnaires' Disease may have been contracted, doctors last week gathered for a symposium, eating lunch and sipping beverages, apparently unconcerned about being stricken with the deadly malady. The physicians had assembled in Philadelphia's Bellevue Stratford Hotel not as an act of reckless bravado but to exchange all the latest information about the cause of the ailment that left 29 people dead and struck 151 others last summer after an American Legion convention at the hostelry.

The fact that the doctors were able to enjoy the cuisine and courtesies of the nearly empty hotel without any...

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