Medicine: Six-Shooter

The Navy captain in his starched whites held an odd-looking gun in his hand as he faced the advancing line of men, women and children in a Warwick, R. I. fire station last week. As each approached, the captain applied the gun to an arm and fired a shot. The projectile, emerging with a muzzle velocity of 1,000 ft. per second (faster than a .45 pistol bullet), made a hole only 1 200 in. in diameter. If the crowd became too big, one of the captain's aides took up another of his six guns and went to work. In one day...

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