Medicine: Spitted Worker

While capering with his friends during a factory rest period last spring, a 15-year-old London boy clambered to an overhead beam. Just as he dropped to the ground one of the workers playfully raised in his direction a thin steel rod, five feet long, three-eighths of an inch in diameter. The rod pierced the lower part of his back, slid up through his body, stopped at the left side of the chest wall. The boy was transfixed like a chicken on a spit, suffered neither shock nor collapse. One of the workers calmly grasped...

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