Medicine: Discontented Mutes

Preparing for a six-day convention of 2,000 delegates, factotums of Chicago's Hotel Sherman last week installed the usual facilities: a microphone and loudspeaker in the convention hall, a glittering screen behind the speakers' platform. All this unfortunately was not evidence of tact and foresight. The delegates were members of the National Association of the Deaf. The microphone was useless and the glittering screen had to be replaced by a black one before the audience could see what the speakers were saying.

Almost as inappropriate as the hall's equipment in the alert eyes of the...

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