Medicine: Exposed Heart

A Michigan trapper named St. Martin was shot in the stomach in 1822. The accident proved good fortune to Medicine. For Dr. William Beaumont, young Army surgeon, succeeded in healing the wound, except for a clean hole three inches in diameter. Through that hole Dr. Beaumont was able to study the processes of human digestion for the many years which St. Martin continued to live.

Last week at Little Rock, Ark., Medicine had a chance comparable to the famed St. Martin case. Marie Overby, 9, and her mother had been motoring near the...

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