Medicine: Deaf

More deaf people, and dumb, tried airplane rides last week to cure their deficiencies. But they got no more good than did Julius Shaefer, 10, terrified the previous week (TIME, Aug. 27). Fright or sudden air drops may temporarily help cure some cases of deafness or vocal paralysis, but not when essential nerves are dead or brain centres undeveloped.

This Dr. Edwin H. Coward, superintendent of the Atlantic County Hospital, knew last week when he fondly took Bob White, seven months old, to the Atlantic City airport. He put Bob White in a plane. It...

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