Miscellany: Aug. 27, 1928

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In Upper Finlay River, British Columbia, one J. Omera, a trapper, suffered frostbite in the four small toes of his right foot. Soon he observed that his bitten toes had become infected. Since there was no surgeon at hand, J. Omera seized a kitchen knife and whittled away for three days until his toes were off. Then he bound up his bloody foot and tramped to Prince George, where a surgeon said he had performed the amputation so efficiently that no further treatment was necessary.


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