Medicine: Twin Skins

The doctors who were caring for Pfc. Leo Kijowski at Brooke General Hospital in San Antonio well knew that skin from an identical twin is as good as a patient's own for repairing burns by skin graft. The trouble was that the doctors had no idea that Leo Kijowski, seared in a battlefield explosion on the Korean front, had such a handy relative.

Patient Kijowski had lain swathed in pressure bandages for seven weeks, when he overheard a conversation: a doctor was explaining to a patient in the next bed that skin from any donor can be used for temporary grafts, but...

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