In The Reader’s Digest from November 1938 that Jupp got a hold of while in Australia, he found the following News Review:
THE POWER OF SUGGESTION
Dr. Bruce Bruce-Porter , famous English Surgeon, once found a slowly dying girl reading a newspaper serial in which the heroin suffered from the same disease she had. Hurrying to the author, he was told that the character died in the last installment. Dr Bruce-Porter persuaded the author to change the ending – and the serial’s heroin and his patient both lived.