Medicine: Life in a Respirator

While flying for pleasure from Shanghai to Peiping early last year, Frederick B. Snite Jr., son of a wealthy Chicago small-loan financier, developed infantile paralysis. A few hours after he went to Peiping's Union Medical College Hospital he was paralyzed from the neck down. He could not move a muscle to breathe and would have suffocated in a few minutes had the hospital not had one of the few artificial respirators in the Orient.

Fred Snite was laid in this machine. Then he was obliged to learn an utterly new mode of life,...

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