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Giving Him A New Skin

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A boy named Frank Hanafin, wh had been injured in a saw-niill the othe day, was supplied with a new skin by taÈing picees from the arms of eight o nine other boys. In the accident a very large wou nd was made on his back, th suri'ace being one inass of red, quiver ing flesh, thongh healthy in appearanoe Tlie woiind, of course, was very sensi tive, and the operation danst have been quite painful to him. The Advertise says that Drs. Picot and Maynard anc nu assistant pcrfornied the operation Arouud the bed were gathered six o eight Irislx boys, frora 8 to 15 years o age, from whosc arms had been taken or was to be taken the skin nceded te re place that whioh was lost. As each wa called on by the doctor, he carne forward and' baring his arm, a small piece o skin was slullfuily out out with the lan eet and gently placed upon the ra flesli. Alxut thirty pieces in all were so put on. Severa! of the boys gave uj more tlian one piece, and Folger Picot the doctor's sou, contributed eigh pieces. A younger broüier of Hanafin' gave nearly as many. "White the opera tion was going on the boys joked among themselves on helping to made up Han afin, and bautered each other on the number of times they had subinitted to be cut for the benefit of their plavmate


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Michigan Argus