Medicine: Skinning Convicts

The first U.S. skin bank was operating last week in a jail. Charles ("Reds") McCullough, 20, who is serving 20 to 40 years in Pennsylvania's Eastern State Penitentiary for highway robbery, gave two big strips of leg skin to a little boy with bad burns around his knees. Daniel Dona hue (see cut), who last month gave skin for the second time to nine-year-old Evelyn Henderson, is serving life for murder.

So are John Costello and Thomas J. Caulfield, who have also given skin to burned children. The bank now has 50 blood-typed, physically fit...

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