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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.