Medicine: Pierced Brains

A character in a current cinema (This Is the Night) boasts that he throws the javelin for both accuracy and distance. Accuracy has no part in the modern version of this ancient, useless sport.* Because of inaccurate javelin throwing, two youths last week had their brains pierced.

At Bowdoin College, Tapping S. Reeve, 20, of Detroit, a freshman, was throwing the javelin for practice. Modern javelins are straight wooden rods 8.5 ft. long, weighing 1.6 lb. They are tipped with steel. In making the throw the expert runs swiftly for a stretch, stops short...

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