Medicine: Oven Man

When Luby J. ("Jack") Doty, Memphis city employe, recovered consciousness last year, he found that the motor car in which he was going fishing had overturned, exploded, burned two companions to death, seared his back and legs. Piped he: "I'm not a dead soldier." Doctors placed him face downward in a sheet steel oven kept at 103° F. to keep his raw back from chilling (TIME, March 28). Where the seared flesh cleared up, doctors grafted skin. Last week indomitable Jack Doty sat on his front porch, virtually healed, after 412 days in the...

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