Medicine: Muscular Mother

In a crisis, the human body is capable of superhuman feats. Last week, by way of demonstration, a slender, ailing woman lifted the rear of a 3,300-lb. car.

Maxwell and Florence Rogers were sitting in their kitchen in Tampa. Fla. when a youngster rushed in yelling that the car had fallen on Charles (Mrs. Rogers' son by a former marriage). Husband and wife dashed out to the yard where Charles Trotter, 16, had blocked the front wheels and jacked up the rear of their 1954 Ford Ranch Wagon to work on the universal joints. The bumper jack had slipped, and Charles's right...

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