Medicine: Rent Heart

A diagnostic error by distinguished Professor Ferdinand Sauerbruch, Berlin Specialist in lung surgery, ast ounded the German Surgical Society last week. He tried to make a joke of the matter, which his colleagues helped out. They like him.

A girl had gone to Professor Sauerbruch with a bulge at the right side of her chest. The bulge had appeared after an attack of influenza. Professor Sauerbruch ordered an X-ray made. The picture indicated a tumor in her chest cavity. Nothing but a blister, decided Professor Sauerbruch. He had but recently operated on a man...

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