Medicine: Arms

Henry Wiegman is a 17-year-old Chicago boy who was born without trace of arms. Last week he was proudly feeding himself, typing, writing with the aid of artificial arms motivated by two arm stumps, which Dr. Harry E. Mock of Chicago had produced at the boy's shoulders by the wizardry of plastic surgery.*

As an infant, Henry could toddle about only with difficulty because he was badly club-footed and on his left foot he had only one toe, the great. His right foot had no toes at all. But at the ankle there was a...

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