Medicine: Lop Ears

In the affliction commonly called ears" the ears stand conspicuously out from the head like wings. In the American Medical Association's Journal last week Harvard's Dr. Donald W. MacCollum reported that this abnormality can be remedied by cutting a piece of cartilage fror each ear.

In Dr MacCollum's opinion, lop ears are not due to improper care in childhood but are a congenital defect. A three-month fetus has lop ears, but if the baby is born with them it shows that something happened to the ears' development during the pre-natal period.

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