Medicine: Hearts

The normal heart is shaped like an acorn. It is somewhat larger than a clenched fist. On the average it is 5 in. long 3½ in. wide, 2 in. thick. Hearts of men weigh 8 to 10 oz., hearts of women 2 oz. less.

¶In Detroit, one Patrick Klein (pugilist) last week argued with a bullyboy thug — who fired four shots point blank. One bullet pierced Pugilist Klein's chest, nicked the outer wall of his heart, fortunately for him, just as it was contracting in its beat. Had the heart been expanding at the...

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