Medicine: Mine Surgery

Few doctors have performed an operation while lying flat on their backs. Last week near Mullens, W. Va., Dr. William Browning Davis was hurry-called to the bowels of a coal mine. A miner, one Aukstock Cotter, had been caught by the arms in the collapse of a corridor's slate roof. With an automobile jack his comrades had pried one arm free, but to free the other would topple down a mass of rock, kill the trapped man. Dr. Davis lay down and inched his way alongside the sufferer and, like an automobile mechanic unjointing...

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