Medicine: For Three-Dimensional Surgery

In Los Angeles, a television and wirephoto wizard named Leroy J. Leishman (he thought up push-button radio tuning) has perfected a stereo-fluoroscope which gives a three-dimensional view of the body's interior. With the Leishman device, a surgeon can look into a wounded soldier, twiddle some knobs until he sees what he is looking for, insert a slim, sterilized needle straight to an embedded bullet or shell fragment. Later the metal can be removed cleanly without extra probing and blood loss, simply by following the needle. In fracture cases, the surgeon can watch the...

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