Medicine: Meningitis in Mobile

An 18-year-old welder was taken to City Hospital in Mobile last fortnight. Doctors said she had meningococcus meningitis. Promptly the ambulance driver was told to take the patient back where she came from¬óCity Hospital, like all Mobile's six hospitals, did not take contagious cases. When the head of the sick girl's rooming house refused to let her in, the driver shouted: "She lives here and she's dying. She has no other place to go. I'm going to put her in here if I have to call the police to do it." Next day the girl died.

Mobile, one of the towns worst...

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