Animals: Bloodless Retriever

Like ostriches, cassowaries, children and certain abnormal adults, dogs sometimes develop an appetite for indigestible objects. Cause of this is usually a calcium deficiency in the blood. The usual method of relief has been to slice open the dog's stomach. Last week in Manhattan. Chief Surgeon Raymond Jesup Garbutt of the S. P. C. A. demonstrated a new bloodless way which he has invented to retrieve canine inedibles. Thrusting a 36-in. forceps down the throat of a bull terrier, Dr. Garbutt removed successively an 8-oz. lead sinker, a wrist watch, a sparkplug, a...

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