Medicine: JAPS' VICTIM WALKS AGAIN

These pictures of John Benjamin ("J.B.") Powell, onetime editor of the Shanghai China Weekly Review, show him 1) last week at Manhattan's Presbyterian Hospital and 2) when he returned on the Gripsholm after spending the winter of 1942 in a Japanese prison camp (TIME, Sept. 7, 1942). He lost part of both feet from gangrene acquired by squatting for hours on the cold prison floor. Surgeons first tried tiny grafts of skin, later had to resort to large pieces of flesh from Powell's thigh. Since January, wearing two shoes on each foot (cost $212), Powell has been learning to walk with...

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