Medicine: 9,000 Mi., 7 Min.

Blue-eyed, sailor-suited Kelvin Arthur Rodgers, Australian 3-year-old, left a freighter at a New York dock last week for the last lap of a 9,000-mile voyage of life & death. Frisky, unconcerned, he carried in his right lung a 3-in. packing nail which he had gulped down 18 months ago. Unless it came out, Australian doctors agreed, Baby Rodgers' days were numbered. Twice they attempted to remove the nail without a Chevalier Jackson bronchoscope. Both attempts failing, they wrote to Dr. Jackson. He told them to send the child to Philadelphia, that the nail...

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