Medicine: Eye Repair

Some U. S. surgeons can graft windows into damaged eyes just as effectively as Professor V. P. Filatov of Odessa, who last week told the U. S. Press that he does. Thus Columbia Medical Center's Dr. Ramon Castroviejo has successfully grafted the cornea of a stillborn infant upon the opaque eye of a grown man (TIME, April 15, 1935). But, by publishing in plain language an exposition of his surgery, Dr. Filatov, famed scientist of the U. S. S. R., violated the mores of U. S. ophthalmologists. On the other hand ordinary...

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