Medicine: Sequel

Two weeks after a daring, touch-and-go operation to replace a diseased part of his aorta (TIME, Jan. 13), six-year-old David Fleming Jr. received the press at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn, N.Y. Photographers got appealing shots, reporters got one quote: "I want to go home." Two days later David was out of bed for the first time, had better circulation than before the operation. Doctors expected to let him go home within a fortnight.


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