Medicine: Mishaps in Massachusetts

In Massachusetts last week occurred two strange mishaps of the sort which require all the fortitude and ingenuity of a doctor.

At a Lowell power plant one freezing midnight, the cab of a traveling crane operated by one John McCoy, 47, fell, landed on a steel girder 50 feet above the ground. John McCoy, finding his right arm vised between the girder and the roof of his cab, let out a yell that brought firemen, a priest and a doctor.

Dr. Norman Gillmor Long, 32, climbed to the cab on the girder, clung...

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