Medicine: The Case of Senora R.

A trim little woman of 52, in a neat linen dress and high-heeled shoes, clip-clopped across a marble floor in Havana's Comodoro Yacht Club last week and faced a combined audience of Cuban doctors and members of the cruising Pan American Medical Association.— Dr. Jose A.

Schutte asked her to raise her hand as far as she could. Without difficulty or hesitation, Senora R. shot her right hand straight in the air over her head. With no sign of pain, she reached her fingertips almost down to her ankle.

It was hard to believe that this was the patient of whom...

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