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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 16, 1911, Image 20

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SURGERY TRIUMPH BOY'SrAR 'ATTACHED TO
&S ' HIS FACE-TO 'GIVE HIM 'A;: OWER" LIP AND CHIN
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After the
Calomel and Sour Pickle, Eaten
When a Baby, Causes Disfig-
urement of Memphis Youth.
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Memphis, Tenn., Nov. 11 By
- cutting his throatand binding his
' right arm to the part of the throat
""thus opened, two Memphis phy
sicians have supplied J. Allen
Hart with a new mouth and'chin.
XT-The operation is considered' one
iof the most dangerous feats in
plastic surgery ever performed.
Hart, now 19, has had no'lower
lip since he was two years old,
when gangrene, following saliva
tion, ate awa'y the flesh of the
Operation' , ": y
lower part of his face, leaving his
l6wer teeth wholly exposed and
causing the muscles of the inter
ior of .his mouth to grow to the
lower jaw so that his mouth was
half closed.
The operation involved firs't the
cutting of the lower jaw free' by
splitting the mouth to its original
proportion. Next the throat was
split open and the flap used to
form the inner part of the lower
lip and thus, sewed to the muscles
of the interior of the mouth. -
Then the patient's right arm
was bound over his head so that
theimuscles thereof covered the
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