Medicine: The Lame Prince

Occupying the presidential suite at Walter Reed Army Hospital outside Washington last week was a wide-eyed little boy born to palace luxury but a newcomer to the miracles of modern medicine. The patient: Prince Mashhur ibn Saud, 3½, the 17th and favorite son of Arabia's King Saud (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). The boy had captivated welcoming crowds with his grave salutes—but they were given with his left hand. The little prince's right side is partly paralyzed, allowing him only limited use of the arm, and he limps on a right leg that is drawn up...

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