Medicine: For the Disabled

Ten years ago, Betsey Barton was having the kind of good time only American girls of her background can have. She was 16, pretty, athletic, and the daughter of a rich father, famed Advertising Man Bruce Barton. She rode horseback, danced, played tennis, toured the world. Then she broke her back in an automobile accident. In spite of all that surgery could do, her legs remained paralyzed.

This week, in And Now to Live Again (D. Appleton-Century, $1.75), Betsey Barton describes how a badly maimed person feels after the first shock of injury has...