Medicine: Blind

Every day some U.S. serviceman, coming out of battle or out of anesthesia, realizes that he is blind, that ahead of him stretches a lifetime of darkness. To the parents of one such blinded soldier Brigadier General Paul R. Hawley, chief U.S. Army surgeon for the European Theater, recently wrote a letter (published in the New York Herald Tribune) of classic directness.

"Your son has had his eyes seriously damaged in the war. . . . He has been confronted with the fear of blindness which he has faced with the same manly courage he had when wounded. . . . Everything...

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