Medicine: Leper Loose

A lion sauntering down Broad Street could scarcely have disconcerted Philadelphians more than the news that for six years a leper had been wandering in their midst. Very red were the faces of some Philadelphia doctors. For the victim, a poor 67-year-old Russian Jew, with the typical leonine face of a skin leper, has been in & out of half a dozen Philadelphia clinics, where he was treated for body lice, sinus trouble, hardening of the arteries, a broken hip. At last doctors at Presbyterian Hospital, after treating him off & on for two...

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