Medicine: Pachyderm Post-Mortem

A few weeks ago Duchess, an elephant presented by the late Mr. P. T. Barnum to the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago, died of what newspapers reported to be an inflammation of the bowels caused by eating peanuts. It occurred to Dr. Antoine Kolodny of the University of Illinois College of Medicine to make a post-mortem examination. The body of the elephant, which weighed some 3,000 pounds, had been transferred for destruction to a plant in Gary, Ind. Arming himself with a pair of rubber hip-boots and a ten-inch butcher knife, Dr. Kolodny, accompanied...

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