Medicine: Ten Months in an Oven

It was news that after 10½ months on his stomach in an electric oven Luby J. Doty, 27, of Memphis, was still alive last week. He had burned his back and legs in a motor car accident. As everyone knows, when one-third or more of a person's body surface is injured by burn or scald,* almost invariably that person dies. Luby J. Doty may be an exception. He had survived the dangerous burns.

But great areas of his body are denuded of the skin and other agencies which help regulate body temperature. A cool breeze chills him. Hence his oven, a hood...

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