Medicine: Vampire

When 13-year-old Clara Howard of Washington. D. C. emptied a lapful of peanut shells into an open fire, the flames leaped up, licked her neck and sides. After weeks of painful healing she was left a hopeless cripple, with her chin grown to her chest, her arms to her sides. Prof. Robert Emmet Moran of Georgetown University saw the little Negro girl at Emergency Hospital last year, determined to try a new experiment in plastic surgery: a living graft from another person of the same blood group (TIME, Dec. 13). Clara's distant cousin, John...

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