Medicine: Hard Heart

Last week a rare medical marvel named Regina Bramy died in San Francisco and Drs. Harold Brunn & Albert Lincoln Brown finally completed her case history.

Five years ago Mrs. Bramy. wife of a dress peddler, mother of four, went to Dr. Brown, complaining of pain in her chest. He decided that a general infection had inflamed the thin sac called the pericardium which contains the heart and caused it to adhere to Mrs. Bramy's breast bone. Surgeon Brown excised a section of the woman's sternum and ribs together with enough rib gristle to...

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