Medicine: Lollipop Death

Recuperating from an appendectomy at the age of 19, Linnea Fransson of East Orange, N. J. was told by the doctor to eat what she liked. What she liked was candy, lemonade, ginger ale. She ate nothing else. She left business school, retreated to her home, sucked lollipops to her heart's content. When she began suffering from starvation, doctors at Orange Memorial Hospital tried in vain to give Linnea tube feedings and intravenous injections. For a while they persuaded her to eat an apple a day, and half a teaspoonful of raw, grated vegetables. But anything besides her candystore diet made...

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