Medicine: Stitched Iris

When Clare Brett, 4, fell from her horse and ran a stick into her right eye, she was lucky that the accident occurred at .home in Fairfield, Conn. Near the Bretts (Grandfather George Platt Brett is board chairman of Macmillan Co., publishers) lives Dr. Edward Nicholas DeWitt, able ophthalmologist, 1917 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Medical School where he studied under famed Dr. George Edmund de Schweinitz. Dr. DeWitt knew a way to stitch up Baby Brett's torn eye.

The iris is a delicate, loosely meshed mat of tiny blood vessels, nerves, muscles...

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