Medicine: Action for Amputees

Even Colonel Robert S. Allen, the onetime Washington columnist who lost an arm in Germany—and the most outspoken critic of present artificial limbs—was mollified last week. Colonel Allen had lunch with six other amputees, Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers, and Major General Paul R. Hawley of the Veterans' Administration, the man responsible for veterans' artificial limbs. Some time during the two-hour lunch, General Hawley made Allen chairman of a committee of amputees to pass on new prostheses (artificial devices), and told him to pick his own committee.

There was other hopeful action for crippled...

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