The California Boxers' and Wrestlers' Welfare Association in its annual
financial report listed its expenditures ($3,037) for occupational
injuries to no of the 139 fighting members. Some items: wrestlers
damaged necks 4, infected rope burns 1, missing teeth 5, injured
vertebrae 2; boxersbashed noses 13, injured hands 17, broken jaws 3,
detached eye retina 2, funeral expenses 1.
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