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112 YEARS OLD HE CHOPS WAY TO HIS DAILY BATH
Here is a picture of Thomas Sullivan of Wisconsin Bay, Wis., chopping ft
hole in thence, that he may take his morning plunge.
. ABOUT INJURY IN' FALLING
"A special providence hovers over
drunken men and children."
This saying is frequently heard, but
perhaps the majority of persons never
thought that it really had some foun
dation. As a matter of fact, the main cause
of bone breakage from falls is due to
the resistance of the tendons more
often than from the violence of the
A child or an intoxicated person
rarely ever makes any great effort
to recover , balance in case of slip
ping or toppling over. So no special -resisting
force is. exercised and the
child oV adult .simply sinks into a
h'eap without serious injury.
On the other hand, when an adult;
with hi3 faculties alive, and working
normally, falls, he attempts to save
himself. He goes through all sorts of
contortions and prawsjup every smew
and muscle until it is tense. Then if"
the wrench or shock caused' by fall
ing is too severe, the bone breaki. -