Medicine: Glue for Broken Bones

A dream of bone doctors for generations has been a substance that will glue broken bones together, permit rapid recovery. Last year the surgical world perked up its ears when an American orthopedic surgeon told of a plastic glue that foams and hardens after being poured into the hollow channels of broken or diseased bones, seems to have no toxic effects. Last week the medical world was evaluating a progress report by Dr. Michael P. Mandarino of Philadelphia's Hahnemann Medical College and Hospital that the plastic glue was 94% successful in the treatment of 250 cases.

The glue is mixed at the...

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