Medicine: Kudos for a Pleurectomist

When important medical men have their pictures taken at Government's Walter Reed (Army) Hospital, they try to get shy Colonel William L. Keller to line up with them. He is Walter Reed's commanding officer and chief surgeon, and director of surgery in the Army Medical School. Besides that, he devised the best method of cutting ribs (pleurectomy) to get at injured lungs and hearts. Besides that, he has operated on many a high public official, Senator and Congressman. For all that last week Congress passed a bill granting Col. Keller, 60, full pay for the rest of his life and created...

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