Letters, May 23, 1932

Crowbar Surgeon

Sirs: Please refer to TIME, May 2, p. 26, to a paragraph reading as follows: 'Often surprising are the brain's reactions to violent injury. A prize exhibit of Harvard's bright & cheery Warren Anatomical Museum, into which the public cannot get, is the Crowbar Skull. The foreman of a crew of Vermont road builders in 1848 let a charge of explosive detonate prematurely. The explosion drove a crowbar through the left side of his head. He was then 25 lived twelve years and nine months longer, showed no physical impediments, but did...

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