Medicine: Deep-Frozen Woman

When the policeman found Mrs. Dorothy Mae ("Johnny") Stevens, 23, lying in a Chicago alley at 7:45 a.m., the temperature was eleven below, and Johnny was apparently dead. Her body seemed as hard as a rock. Said the cop: "I could have sworn she was dead except all of a sudden she groaned."

An ambulance took her to Michael Reese Hospital, where an intern gave her a shot of coramine and caffeine. Then Staff Surgeon Harold Laufman and other doctors went to work on her.

Stiff Eyeballs. Johnny's arms and legs were frozen solid. Her...

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