Business & Finance: Peg Legs

The most surprising fact about the U. S. artificial limb business is not that it is a $6,000,000 industry engaging 300 firms, but that no less than 58% of U. S. manufacturers wear artificial limbs themselves. Last week when the Association of Limb Manufacturers of America met on the 18th floor of Chicago's La Salle Hotel for their 18th annua convention, more than half of the 100-odd delegates were able simultaneously to represent their companies and their stock in trade. During the two-day 'conclave activity was evenly divided between discussing the serious problems before the...

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