Medicine: Immense

In the St. James Hospital, Chicago, an immense operation was performed last week. It was the largest case of acute appendicitis that has ever required the attention of a U. S. doctor. The operator sliced through twelve inches of fat; the patient was removed from the table by means of the hospital derrick. She was Edna Karnes, professional fat† lady.

† Another phenomenon of adiposity died in Los Angeles last week. He was Theodore Valanzula, who three weeks ago was side-showing at Coney Island, N. Y., as "Tom Ton, 960 Ibs." He had begun...

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