Medicine: Surgery's New Frontier

"Surgery of the heart has probably reached the limits set by Nature to all surgery: no new method, and no new discovery, can overcome the natural difficulties that attend a wound of the heart." So in 1896 wrote eminent British Surgeon Stephen Paget. A few weeks ago at Philadelphia's Hahnemann Hospital, eminent U.S. Surgeon Charles Philamore Bailey walked into a cluttered, unpretentious operating room which has attracted visiting medical men from all over the world. Dr. Bailey, at 46 one of the most daring innovators in heart surgery, was ready once again to...

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