The Free Press, Mankato, MN


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Dr. Beth Tarini, a pediatrician and researcher at University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, Mich., poses with a selection of "Little House" books written by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Tarini is the author of a study that suggests that Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder, went blind from a meningitis-like disease and not scarlet fever.