Medicine: Capsules, Jun. 14, 1954

¶ Betty Sheaffer has never been able to go to school because she suffers from osteogenesis imperfecta, an uncommon disorder in which the bones are so fragile that they snap under the slightest strain. She has had about 100 fractures (her parents have lost count), at least two simply from being startled. Last week Betty Sheaffer, 22, graduated from Stowe Township High School, near Pittsburgh, after 13 years of home instruction. Her chosen career : typist, working at home.

¶ Mittens of foam rubber, fitted over obstetrical forceps, have cut down both the...

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