Medicine: Amputation on a Girder

Hospital internes on emergency call sometimes have queer cases to.handle in a hurry. Last week in Manhattan, Interne David Wassermann of City Hospital had the queerest one in his four-month career. He found his patient, a small, plucky handyman named Marion Garey, wrapped in elevator cables over the elevator shaft of a 16-story hotel. The cables held the man so tightly that he could move only his left arm. And with this he was dully smoking a cigaret when Dr. Wassermann arrived.

The doctor saw that the man was almost dead from a complete fracture of the left lower leg and from...

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