Surgery: Applause for China

The 6,500 members of the American College of Surgeons who invaded San Francisco for their 49th annual scientific congress last week had gathered to trade progress reports in their varied specialties. But of all the operations that were discussed, few were treated with as much respect as one that none of the doctors had yet seen: the restoration of a severed human hand by Red Chinese surgeons. Judged by a recent report to the International Society of Surgery in Rome, and by a story in the current Medical World News, the Shanghai team achieved more success than any similar American...

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