Science: I See

Last week the Society of Automotive Engineers, meeting in Detroit, installed as its new president able, burly Ralph Rowe Teetor, vice president and research director of Perfect Circle Co. (piston rings). This topflight engineer saw none of the charts which accompanied technical discussions. He is totally blind.

When inquisitive Ralph Teetor was 6, he tried to open a locked bookcase drawer with a penknife. The knife slipped. The blade jabbed into the corner of his right eye. Loss of sight in both eyes followed.

The comfortable but not wealthy Teetors, to whom...

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