Medicine: Birth of a Baby

As an Army wife, Rhoda Wenger had learned to live like a gypsy: for four years she had followed her husband, Corporal Leland Wenger, from one camp to another. Last winter, to give her a change of scene, he decided to take her to New York for a whirl. En route, their car crashed into a truck.

Wenger woke up in a hospital with a fractured right leg. His wife was critically hurt: severe multiple brain hemorrhages which caused complete paralysis of her limbs and facial muscles. She could not talk, eat or even smile. And she was pregnant.

At the hospital in...

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