Medicine: Plaster and Stench

Striking medical victories scored by British surgeons amid the muck and terror of the recent Allied withdrawal from Flanders were noted in London last week by the authoritative Lancet.

In their desperate need to deal at top speed with tens of thousands of wounded who had to be rushed on to steamers in the Channel with the Nazis only a few jumps behind, hard-pressed, sweating surgeons had to have some new and faster technique of treating wounds. Fortunately, most of them had read last winter the revolutionary work on wound surgery written after the...

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