Medicine: Herr Doctor

Berlin was getting ready to watch a big operation last week. Dr. Ernst Ferdinand Sauerbruch, the greatest surgeon in Germany, was about to undergo a denazification trial.

Ivory Pegs & Rubber Gloves. To doctors far & wide, Dr. Sauerbruch is a reminder of the onetime glory of German medicine. In his time, he operated on Britain's late King George V and many another European statesman. He became world-famed for his daring pioneering in lung surgery; one of his inventions was a chest operation in a low-pressure chamber to avoid collapse of the lungs. During World War I (a general while still in...

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