Medicine: One Year Later

A little boy whose blond hair grows in streaks and patches emerged from his private room in Chicago's University of Illinois Hospital last week and joined other children in the ward. Though he is 27 months old, he had never seen Santa Claus. Awakened from an afternoon nap for the party, he did not know what to make of it. The hospital Santa knew better than to pat this boy on the head: he was Rodney Brodie, survivor of the skull-joined twins who were separated a year ago (TIME, Dec. 29).

When he got the sleep out of his eyes, Rodney was...

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