Medicine: Second Sight

Second Sight When John Howard Griffin was an Air Force sergeant in the South Pacific in 1944, a bomber caught fire on the ground. It exploded as Griffin was running toward it. Two weeks later, enemy bombs fell near the base, and Griffin gradually lost his sight. Doctors laid this to a blockage of circulation in arteries supplying the eyes. After the war, Griffin turned to writing books, which he dictated on a wire recorder, notably The Devil Rides Outside, a 1952 success about a man's tortured search for God in and out of a monastery. Three...

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