Medicine: Plastic Surgeon

The amateur plastic surgeon who altered the fingertips and features of the late John Dillinger is in prison for compounding that blackguard's felonies. But the scare over what plastic surgery can do to mask a crook's identity keeps mounting. Director John Edgar Hoover of the U. S. Bureau of Investigation writes severe letters to medical journals threatening to jail surgeons who aid crooks in this way. He puts squarely upon the shoulders of all plastic surgeons the burden of discovering whether or not their patients are law breakers. Perturbed, Commissioner Lewis Valentine of...

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