Medicine: Covering the Brain

The doctors were making progress last week in their effort to give a normal brain covering to Rodney Dee Brodie, one of the 15-month-old Siamese twins who were born joined at the tops of their skulls. For the second time since the operation which separated them (TIME, Dec. 29), Plastic Surgeon Paul W. Greeley was busy with skin grafts. First, he had taken skin from Rodney's forehead and moved it back to cover part of the open brainpan. Now he set about taking skin from the baby's back to cover his forehead.

Each operation lasted two hours or more, and each time...

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