Medicine: Hopeless? No

A lot of good doctors had called it a hopeless case: in Pasadena last week, four-year-old Donnie Morton proved them wrong. After three delicate operations for subdural hydroma (water on the brain), Donnie left the hospital and tackled the job of learning to walk and talk again.

Donnie got his chance for life because his father, a Saskatchewan farmer, refused to believe his boy had to die, cradled him in his arms on a six-day bus trip to California, praying for a miracle (TIME, July 2). Brain Specialist William T. Grant (who operated free) seemed to have performed the miracle father Morton...

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