Medicine: Clippinger's Arm

With its movable, spring-loaded hooks, the prosthesis fitted onto the stump of Dan Aycock's left arm two years ago was a substantial improvement over the ugly iron claw of earlier days. But the artificial arm still had a serious deficiency. Because Aycock, 38, who lost his arm in a textile-mill accident, was unable to tell how much pressure he was exerting on anything he was trying to pick up or use, he risked breaking the gauges and other delicate items that he handled on the job in a Louisburg, N.C., automobile agency. Now Aycock's problem has been solved by a new...

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