Medicine: Sewing Back an Arm

"When I saw this kid coming down the street, sobbing, I thought he'd been in a fight," said Norman Woodside, a paper-company foreman of Somerville, Mass. "But then I looked at his right hand—he was holding it awkwardly with his left—and I saw it was reversed." Foreman Woodside could not see what was inside the bloody right sleeve of Everett Knowles Jr., a twelve-year-old Little League pitcher. Woodside ran to phone the police, he called to Alice Chmielewski. a shipping-room clerk: "There's a boy here with a broken arm." Mrs. Chmielewski tried to put on a tourniquet...

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