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AFTER THE FALL | part 1

Hip fractures a mortal test for elders and for medicine

As Angeline Scardino struggled to stand with help from nurse Jane Ashley, her repaired left leg buckled under her. But she tried again and managed to walk a few steps.
As Angeline Scardino struggled to stand with help from nurse Jane Ashley, her repaired left leg buckled under her. But she tried again and managed to walk a few steps. (Globe Staff Photo / Bill Greene) Globe Staff Photo / Bill Greene
By Alice Dembner
Globe Staff / December 10, 2006

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A nurse beckoned and Angeline Scardino, leaning lightly on the cane that was an unwanted 81st birthday present, calmly made her way toward the examining room. (Full article: 2532 words)

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