FRANCES L. DREW, M.D.
DREW FL. A Dwarf in the Cellar. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:372. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-2-372_1
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The Gaspe is a lonely region, houses far apart, schools small and distant. Cold winds pound it, the farming is hard, and the families are large. Outmigration to more clement and exciting cities is a pattern for the young and so I came to employ a friendly, modestly intelligent, unsophisticated young woman as a housekeeper in Montreal. Babette spoke no English; the household ran in French.
We had lived together for some time when she came to me one day to ask whether her brother Jacques could stay in the house in an unused room in the cellar while he
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