Medicine: Yokum v. Hokum

Whatever limb they lost, U.S. war casualties kept their funnybones. Cartoon ist Al Capp, creator of Li'l Abner Yokum, discovered this when he toured Army hospitals, found that amputees scorned dust-dry rehabilitation tomes, laughed their postwar worries away with comic books. Capp, who lost a leg as a young man, was sure that legless G.I.s could learn and laugh at the same time.

Last week the Red Cross distributed 50,000 copies of a 36-page comic-book biography of Capp, written and illustrated by himself.

Concluded Capp: "I learned that there isn't a helluva lot anyone else can do that you and I can't do,...

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