Medicine: Like Billy-0

In the hospital at Warracknabeal, 180 miles from Melbourne in Australia's rich wheatland, nurses kept an extra-sharp eye on Patient John Clancy, lest he sneak out for a bit of pub-crawling with his cronies. White-bearded Farmer Clancy had already given them the slip once, and they wanted him to stay put until the wound from his operation was fully healed. It was only an appendectomy, but what made the case ususual was Clancy's age: 100. So far as the records showed, he was the oldest appendectomy patient in history. Last week he was out...

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