SPAIN: Don Jaime's Ear

A few simple manipulations with the index finger of the right hand cured of congenital deafness, Don Jaime, 15-year-old son of King Alfonso of Spain, in 20 minutes by the clock.

Dr. Curtis H. Muncie, Brooklyn osteopath, was summoned by King Alfonso to treat the Prince (TIME, July 2). Don Jaime was so deaf that he could hear only shouted conversation. Dr. Muncie put him under an anaesthetic, reconstructed the eustachian tube with his forefinger.. Twenty minutes later, Don Jaime was able to hear normally.


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