Medicine: The Hip Doctor

After Maria Gambarelli had her arthritic right hip joint repaired in 1961, she was so incapacitated that her career as a ballet dancer and teacher came to a halt. But last year she underwent a hip-joint replacement to correct the problems that persisted after the first operation. Since then she has recovered so completely that she has taken up teaching ballet again. Last week, at a Manhattan news conference, she demonstrated her renewed ability to perform classical ballet movements. "I feel like a marvelous car," she said. "They have put in a new part, and I am like a brand-new...

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