Medicine: Eyeless Babies

Upon hearing that an eyeless baby was born in Washington last week, officials of the Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Hospital revealed that they are building an artificial socket for an artificial eye in the head of a one-eyed baby. Plastic operations began 18 months ago when the baby, a blue-eyed blonde, was 18 months old. Surgeons first slit the skin where her second eye should have been and reamed out a cavity. When this healed, surgeons lined the cavity with mucous membrane taken from the inner surfaces of her cheeks. In the next...

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