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ROME, February 9.
Tho Supreme Court has acquitted four doctors who were charged by the State in connection with a rejuvena- tion operation on an elderly Neapoli- tan, Slgnor Lapegna, to whom a young Egyptian student sold one of his glands for £166. The doctors successfully re- moved the gland and grafted it on to Lapegna, but the King's procurator Intervened and charged the doctors with having "temporarily incapacitated and permanently weakened the student."
The court acquitted the doctors, but the prosecution took the case to the Supreme Court, which upheld the acquittal on the ground that the student consented to the operation.