Medicine: Transplanted Gland

The harder doctors have tried to trans plant glands from one person to another, the more they have become convinced that their best chance is with the swift-growing tissues from an embryo or a very young baby. Last week Surgeon Julian A. Sterling of Philadelphia's Albert Einstein Medical Center reported that he had put this theory into practice and transplanted an entire thyroid gland, with its four tiny parathyroids attached, from an infant to an adult, and that the graft had worked well for five months. It was, he believed, the first case of its kind.

Irma Marie Miller, 29, a waitress,...

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