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BRAIN SOCIALISM! DIVIDING MENTAL
ENERGY SURGERY'S LATEST MARVEL
"If a man lacks brains, give him some of somebody else's!" Astonish
ing new operations are being performed, "evening up" the brain power of
defectives with excess energy of super-normal men and women!
New York, May 17. Brain sociai
iein! Is the time at hand-when all
humanity's mental wealth is going to
be equalized by drawing off the su
perlative mentality of highly stim
ulated brains, and infusing it into
the defectives, the subnormal and
the backward children, hitherto a
menace to society?
These are the amazing possibilities
opened up by an epoch-making oper
ation just performed at St. Mary's
hospital in Brooklyn.
Side -by side on two operating ables
lay a high-strung, mentally over-ac-tiye
woman of a well-to-do family
and a backward child of six years.
Skillfull surgeons removed part of
the enlarged thyroid gland, which
had produced a goiter on the wom
an's throat, and transplanted it to
the boy's throat The operation was
over in half an hour.
Within a few days the woman's
former neurotic tendencies were no
tably diminished, while the boy at
the end of 15 days had developed
clear speech and an active brain in.