Medicine: New Faces

Jack Dawn, M.G.M.'s greying, clever make-up chief, has made false hair for balding stars, false breasts for slim seductresses. He has made a youthful character actor into Abraham Lincoln, and 200 Caucasians into Chinese peasants. About three months ago, he made a suggestion to the San Diego Naval Hospital: that he would like to help out fighting men whose faces and hands had been disfigured.

Captain H. L. D. Kirkham, Navy plastic surgeon, thought it over. When a man's eyes, ears or mouth are burned shut, when his nose or jaw is shot...

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