Medicine: Spartans

Many a tearful child has been told of the Spartan boy who hid a fox under his shirt, never even winced when the fox bit him and kept on biting him, finally fell dead, still with a dead pan. Last week readers of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Bulletin wondered whether that Spartan boy was just a freak, after all—a child who could not feel pain. For the Bulletin told of two little Baltimore boys and a girl who were like the Spartan. Johns Hopkins' Drs. Frank Rodolph Ford & Lawson Wilkins discovered them, found...

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