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nng the gouged eye,- it was
thought that the other eye would
retain its power to see.
f "Enucleation of the eye ball
with transplantation of fat into
'Tenon's capsule-' is what they
"call this 'new and wonderful op
eration. First, with a razor-edged lan
cet, a slit was made across the
lacerated pupil, and iris, of Her
man Stern's eye. Then all the
pulp of the eve-envelope was
squeezed out and the pocket
walls supported by cotton gauze.
Then every muscle itjiat controls
the action of" the eye ball was
isolated, tiedjjp, numbered and
laid back out of the way. Next
the tingling nervesjwere similarly
disposed of. Then the diseased
nerves those which had started
to die and which were already af-"
fectmg- the unhurt eye were
At this critical point in the
operation Herman's eye was juSt
a big red hole, tliat seemed past
Then Dr. Wolff lifted one 6f
the boy's legs and from the thigh
cut out a piece of firm, live fat.
He molded this into a ball, re
moved the cotton "from the1 en
velope of Herman's eye and slip
ped the living fat into its place.
Then he laid back and fastened in
all the nerves and and muscles,
and sewed the eye ball together,
A bandage was placed over the re
created eye balL Herman's leg
was attended to, and the little fel
low was putiack in his white cot.
Now they have taken Herman
home for Christmas. The sight
of his one eye is perfect again.
Its controlling nerve is quite re
stored. The day before Christmas,
though, they are going to do the
most marvelous thing of all. They
are going to take the bandage off
"the bad eye" and on the staring
but living eyeball they are go
ing to fasten a thin film, painted
to resemble Herman's other eye !
, It will not be like the old
fashioned glass eye that gazes
forever into the spaces straight
ahead. This film of an eye will
move along with Herman's other
eye, for if Herman hasn't a
real left eye, he has a real left
eyeball, thanks to this miracle of
NO SELECTIONS MADE
Trenton, N. J., Dec. 21. No
immediate announcement is ex
pected as to the result of today's
conference between Gov, Wilson
andrW. J. Bryan. Wilson insists
that no selections for his cabinet
.have yet been made.
"I can truthfully say," said
Gov. Wilson, "that I have not
'made up my mind to a Single ap
pointment. It will be some time
before I am, ready."
TO FLY "OVER CANAL
Panama, 'Dec. 21. Cosme Re
nella, Italian aviator, in a Bleriot
monoplane, is preparing today to
be the first aviator to cross the
Isthmus of Pariama.
Renella plans to fly from.Colon
to Panama, and before starting
will fly out. over the Atlantic.
Says he will finish the flight with
a dash over the Pacific