Medicine: All at Sea

The Royal Canadian Navy was so proud of Surgeon Lieut. Joseph C. Cyr of H.M.C.S. Cayuga, that it fired off a publicity puff about him and the emergency operations he performed on wounded South Koreans. In one case, he took only ten minutes to remove a bullet lodged a quarter of an inch from a man's heart. In another, where the wounded man had a bullet through the lung, Surgeon Cyr saved his life by expertly sealing off the chest. Ashore, he performed skillful amputations by flashlight in a mud hut. In short, the navy's medical service was doing a...

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