Medicine: Joe

On Christmas Day a few bottles of wine belonging to Graziano Taite of Jersey City disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Graziano got very angry, and in the resultant brawl a giant Negro called "Smiling Joe" Thomas was stabbed in the heart. Smiling Joe, who is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 220 pounds, was rushed to a hospital at Kearny, N. J., where doctors cut through his chest wall, opened the pericardium or heart envelope so that the heart lay visibly beating before their eyes, and delicately extracted a three-inch piece of broken knife...

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