Medicine: All-Metal Hip

All-Metal Hip When Air Force Veterinarian Harry A. Gorman was working for a master's degree at Ohio State University, he designed an all-metal device to replace the hip joint in injured dogs. One of the judges who passed on Colonel Gorman's work was Orthopedic Surgeon Judson Wilson. The artificial joint looked so good and worked so well in dogs that Dr. Wilson decided to try minor design changes that would make it suitable for human patients.

Last week, in Columbus' University Hospital, Gene Snyder, 25, a victim of rheumatoid...

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