Medicine: First Aid to Spines

The special specialty of Dr. Byron Polk Stookey, Manhattan surgeon who fortnight ago suggested that gasoline filling stations be equipped as first-aid stations for highway accidents (TIME, Nov. 9), is surgery of the brain and spinal cord. To Neurosurgeon Stookey has come many a case of paralysis rendered incurable by ignorant handling of the patient at the scene of the accident. Hoping to prevent such needless damage. Dr. Stookey this week issued new pictures (see cuts) and advice which first-aid manuals, including that of the Boy Scouts, lack.

First, advised Dr. Stookey,...

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