Medicine: Mars, M. D.

The only full-scale medical convention of 1943 was held by the Association of Military Surgeons in Philadelphia last week. Some highlights from more than 130 papers and talks presented to the 3,000 United Nations Army & Navy doctors present:

> Most parachute injuries are leg fractures and ankle sprains. Captain William J. Tobin of Fort Benning reported that since the adoption last June of a new technique of landing with both feet together instead of shoulder-width apart (the old technique—see cut), parachute injuries have dropped from 1.54% to 1%. In 250,000 jumps since July...

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