Medicine: New Limbs for Old

Newly arrived from Britain is a cheerful film, Back to Normal, showing young Britons merrily dancing and playing tennis and ping-pong, a carpenter at work with his tools, a child playing on a slide, a matron sedately pedaling a bicycle to market. What makes these ordinary goings-on extraordinary is the fact that all the actors are war-wounded cripples, with artificial arms or legs. The British Ministry of Information produced the film to reassure its bomb-battered people. It may be some comfort also to families of the 5,000-plus U.S. soldiers (the Navy has released no figures) who have thus far lost arms...

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