Medicine: Ambulatory Case

Plucky Betsey Barton's account of her triumph over a broken back, And Now to Live Again (TIME, Oct. 30, 1944), has helped many a bedridden cripple stand again on his own feet. Last week, before the American Congress of Physical Medicine in Manhattan, one of them gave a noteworthy demonstration.

David Hall, 28, is a chubby, drawling Tarheel who used to play football. Thirteen years ago osteomyelitis (bone infetion) cut his spinal cord and paralyzed him from the waist down. That put him on his back, but not out of circulation. He got through high school and the University of North Carolina...

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