Medicine: From Eye to Eye

With eyes bandaged a Jew and a Nordic lay with ocular fraternity in Manhattan's Eye & Ear Hospital last week. The Nordic, one Bert Ferguson, had one glass eye. The Jew, one Charles E. Greenblatt, had a gauze-packed socket, into which a glass eye soon would be set. His extracted eye had had a tumor. His other eye was good. But Nordic Ferguson's other eye was bad. It bore a cataract, an opaque thickening of the cornea that prevented light images going through his pupil and striking upon his retina. So hopeless was his case that he had become an inmate...