Medicine: Grafted Brogue

In a freak farm accident in Castle-blayney two years ago, Cyril Morrison, nine-year-old son of an Irish farm worker, got himself pinned between a tractor and a stone wall. The accident splintered the boy's jaw and sent a knifelike sliver slicing across the base of his tongue. It cut the tongue off close to the roots.

A local doctor put a temporary splint on the broken jawbone and sent Cyril to Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital. His fractured jaw was soon on the road to recovery, but he still lacked a tongue. Last week, after a series of delicate grafting operations performed in...

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