Medicine: Made to See

Last week the New York Times printed the following dramatic despatch from Washington, Pa.: "Totally blind since she was less than a year old, 13-year-old Mary Grabowsky, second daughter of Walter Grabowsky, a poor miner of Coal Center, this county, walked out of the Washington Hospital today, scarcely able to conceal her delight and asking officers of the Red Cross to hurry her home that she might see her mother for the first time.

"Mary was to have been sent to the Western Pennsylvania School for the Blind. A rare operation, performed a few...

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