Medicine: Surgery by Magnet

In Manchester, N. H. last week Dr. Nicholas Demetris Michou, 59, was recuperating from an operation which his physician thought unique in the annals of medicine. One day in January Dr. Michou sat down in his office chair, leaped up with a 1½-in. piece of hypodermic needle buried in his fundament. Because he could not reach around to treat himself, he called in Dr. George S. Foster who probed in vain. By last fortnight the needle had worked 2½ in. into Dr. Michou's flesh and was approaching his hip-joint. Dr. Foster had an...

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