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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 01, 1912, Image 8

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'GRAFT PIECES OF DEAD BODIES ON LIVE PEOPLE;'
QUICKENING THE QUICK WITH TISSUES OF DEAD
Buffalo, May 1. Flesh and
"bone from the dead can be used
to patch the sick bodies of the liv
ing. This is the assertion of Dr.
'Roswell Park, a noted professor
of surgery in the University of
Buffalo. His scheme for rehab
ilitating the quick at the expense
of the dead is set forth in an arti
cle entitled "Thanatology" in the
Drv Roswell Park.
current Journal of the American
Medical Association.
He says that one sound body,
such as that of a person in health
killed by accident, will furnish
enough available-tissues for mak
ing perhaps 5Q grafts each one
of which might mean health and
'happiness to someone.
"Let a healthy young woman
"meet accidental ,and4nsiantan-
leous death," says Dr. Park. "It
would be possible to use no in
considerable portion of her body
for "grafting, or other justifiable
surgical prqceeaures. .z
"The arteries and nerves could -
be usd in the fresh state, and Jhe
foqner even after preservation,
for suitable transplantation or re-1
pair work on the vascular and
nervous systems of a consider
able number of other people. So
also could the thyroid, the cor
nea, and especially the bones.
'.'All the teeth, if healthy, could
be transplanted. With the thin
bones,, ribs"especially, plastic op
erations particularly on noses y
could be performed on 5D people.
"Tljd exterior of the body,
could be made to supply any
amount of normal skin for grafts.' .
-The kidney could also be easily
utiiizea.
Dr. Park believes that the time
wiir'spon come when-theisuT.-geon
will ply thcart xi flesh and
hrtnA rrra-ftinor ac nrnllv nnrl .ati
successfully as Burbank and-hifr
disciples today ply the art of bud?
ding and grafting in the orchard.
-.
"What is death? When
does it actually occur? How
can it occur whenJhe major-
ity of cells in the'previousiy ,
living organism" live on for5 a
hours, or for days, or, under'!
certain, favoring circum-
stances, retain potentialities of
life for indefinite periods?
Dr. Roswell Park.
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