Medicine: Country Surgeon

There was no real need for 70-year-old Dr. Evan O'Neill Kane of Kane, Pa. to operate on himself for a rupture last week. Young Dr. William Blair Mosser, surgeon-in-chief of the Kane Summit Hospital and, like Dr. Kane, good enough to be a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, might have done the work. But old Dr. Kane likes to do things to himself. Eleven years ago he anesthetized himself and cut out his own appendix. Three years ago he began signing his operations by tattooing...

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