Orthopedics: A Very Special Patient

The latest accident case at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass., was clearly someone special. Ted Kennedy was not only a U.S. Senator and a brother of the late President, he was one of the hospital's rare air-crash patients (TiME, June 26), and he was in desperate condition.

Youth & Strength. "Senator Kennedy," said the hospital's senior surgeon, Dr. Thomas Corriden, "was in deep shock when he was admitted. His pulse varied a great deal; his blood pressure was almost negligible." Some of his ribs were fractured, along with three vertebrae in his...

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