Medicine: Accidents in the Brain

Each year, by conservative estimate, at least 175,000 people in the U.S. die of strokes—accidents to the arteries in the brain. Among 1,800,000 survivors of strokes, a large number are severely para lyzed, and many drag out a hopeless existence, often requiring the care of three or four persons. Yet until recently, despite their frequency and severity, strokes have been neglected by medical researchers because it seemed that so little could be done for their victims. Last week Cornell University's Dr. Irving S. Wright reported the hopeful findings of a just-concluded conference at Princeton...

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