Medicine: Hand Maker

If you have lost a hand, an ear or the side of your face in battle or in an accident, a Detroit sculptor named Beaver Edwards can make you a duplicate, in three weeks, so lifelike that only close observers can tell the difference. Like Hollywood's Jack Dawn (TIME, July 12), Beaver Edwards makes his realistic faces and ears of a rubbery plastic. Jack Dawn learned his methods as a Hollywood make-up chief. Beaver Edwards developed his by teaching sculpture at the Michigan College of Mortuary Science.

Sculptor Edwards' specialty is hands. He can...

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