Medicine: Misfire

Carl Herried was a frail old man of 73, but he was still working part-time as a Christmas-card salesman. His wife Elizabeth was only 64, but she was so ill that he had to take her to Wisconsin's Vernon County Memorial Hospital. One day last week he went to visit her there. He carried a suitcase, which he shoved under her bed. Then he stood back and listened while the doctors and the county judge gave their verdict. Elizabeth, he was told, was incurably ill of heart trouble and drifting into senility. She would have to be confined for the rest...

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