April 30th 2013, 17:43
When Lynne's mother was 24, her dentist unwisely extracted a tooth while she had the flu. Within days her neck had ballooned with a streptococcal infection and she was rushed to hospital. Lynne's father, then her fianc'e, wept helplessly at her bedside while priests filed past him after administering
last rites.And then the wonder drug arrived. As a last resort, Lynne's mother was given penicillin-still in experimental use then. Within a day or two the swelling that had almost obscured her face simply melted away. Lynne's ordinarily doubting father rushed off to church and humbly knelt before the altar, convinced that he had witnessed a miracle.