The Medical Detectives Setting & Symbolism

Berton Roueché
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Eclipse Cafeteria

Small eating establishment near the Hudson Tunnel in New York which was the site of sodium nitrite poisoning of eleven men.

New York Labor Temple

A German-American club in New York and the site of a Schlachtfest (pork feast) at which a dishwasher consumed raw pork, contracting trichinosis in so doing.

Washington Heights

A section of New York City and the site of an investigation of an outbreak of typhoid fever.

Spiraea

A group of plants containing natural sources of salicylic, the active ingredient of aspirin.

Mountain Home, Arkansas

Site of an epidemic of histoplasmosis, a fungal disease, brought to a group of school children through coal from a strip mine

Labyrinthitis

An inflammation of the inner ear which can cause dizziness, loss of balance, and disorientation with respect to one's physical environment

Carotenemia-lycopenemia

A non-threatening condition in which one's skin turns orange by the consumption...

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