Medicine: To Them That Hate You

The story of one of World War II's most satisfying turnabouts came out last week. Its hero is Dr. Theodore Stevenson, 41, doctor at Manila's Santo Tomás internment camp until the Japanese threw him into Bilibid prison for insisting on the word "malnutrition" on an internee's death certificate (TIME, Feb. 19).

When General MacArthur's forces rescued Dr. Stevenson from Bilibid and put him back to work, his first patient was the Japanese lieutenant who had jailed him. The man needed an operation for a bullet wound. Dr. Stevenson, a Presbyterian medical missionary in peacetime, performed the operation successfully, with all his skill.


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