Medicine: Amazing Thighbone

At England General Hospital in Atlantic City last week was a wounded soldier with a strangely mended femur (thighbone). The man had been treated by the Germans, his captors.

When the broken bone failed to heal, after weeks of conventional treatment, the soldier was operated on. He was mystified to find that his only new wound was a 2½-inch incision above the hipbone. Two days later, the German surgeons told him to move his leg; a few days after that, they told him to walk. He did. He has walked ever since.

After his exchange, U.S. Army doctors X-rayed the soldier's leg....

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