Medicine: Against Cerebral Palsy

A Railway Express truck pulled up at a big yellow brick house on Chicago's North Drake Avenue one morning last week, and as the deliveryman handed over a package, he said knowingly, "Here's another one for the doc." Dr. Meyer A. Perlstein took the package out to the garage, set it on his workbench and stripped the wrappings. With a screwdriver, the doctor pried the top off a shiny new quart can. In it, well preserved by wrappings of formaldehyde-soaked gauze, was a human brain.

Like half a dozen others that had recently arrived, this brain came from a child who had...

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