Medicine: Operation on the Air

Under a hot lamp in the green-tiled operating room, the patient lay masked and draped in white. Only a six-inch patch of iodine-stained abdomen was exposed. Although numbed below the waist by a spinal anesthetic, he could hear everything that was going on.

Only unusual fixture in the room was a microphone which stood at the side of the operating table. It was linked to another, held behind the glass observation window by Announcer Bill Sandiford of Mutual's Station KOL.

Said he: "Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to hear the first broadcast of...

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