When blackmail is attempted to get Dr. Aaron Rodman to engage in a little biological triage, reducing by disease humanity’s numbers to a manageable level, he tests the result in an unorthodox way.
This is a cautionary tale, and as so many of Asimov’s other cautionary tales, heavy-handed, obvious, and therefore weak. (As a point of trivia, by the way, I first read it at the time of its original publication in Analog.) Definitely not among Asimov’s best.
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