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With saw and screwdriver, China doctor gives gift of height FEATURE 04/12/2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

With saw and screwdriver, China doctor gives gift of height



FEATURE

04/12/2010

SHANGHAI — Orthopedic surgeon Bai Helong hikes up his trousers, places his foot on his desk and marks the spot just below his hairless knee where he cuts into the legs of patients who want to be taller.

Over the past 15 years, Bai has given the gift of height to about 3,000 patients aged 14 to 55 — Chinese, Americans, Germans, Japanese — about half of whom went through with surgery simply because they did not like being short.

“I’m something of an authority in this field,” explains Bai, who uses a technique he developed himself at a modest private clinic in the suburbs of Shanghai..... MORE


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