Medicine: X-Ray Jolt

In X-ray Room No. 13 of Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital a 15-year-old girl with abdominal trouble diffidently stretched out on the X-ray table. The technician, a ruddy, healthy farm boy named Frank Brown, 28, who "was lucky to get a job at Bellevue right after coming out of high school," smiled reassuringly. He placed a metal cassette containing a photographing film under the girl, whose name was Martha Berger, adjusted the X-ray tube over her, turned on the current. There was a brief hum and the picture was made.

Technician Brown, long at the profession...

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