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VOL. 3, NlO. 165 Chicagov'Saturday, April 11, 1914
mmn with remarkable spine.
HAS PLACED IT ON SALE
"How Much Will You Bid for My Spine?" Is Her Query
Wants To Sell Her Backbone To BrinsHealth
-, dhd Happiness To Crippled Sisters.
BY NIXOLA GREELEY-SMITH
Philadelphia, Pa., April .11. To re
store her- twQ half-sisters to health
and so enable them to earn their own
livings, Mrs. Alberta R. Kenher of
Meadowbrook, a suburb of Philadel
phia, has bffered her own spine for
sale to tKe highest bidder!
Mrs. Kenner believes ' doctors or
hospitals interested in the progress of
medical science will paylmost any
amount for thcreversion, after death,
of her spinal cord, because of its ex
traordinary and. unique qualities. '
For twenty-seven years a helpless
invalid from locomotor ataxia, this
heroic wife does all her own work on
the farm where she lives with . her
husband and daughter, operates a
typewriter and . sewing machine,
and when I. called on her today to
hear the remarkable story of sacrifice
and devotion she had pust finished a
"For twentyseven years I was ab
solutely helpless from a diseased
spine," ilrs. Kenner safd. ''My.two
half-sisters, Cora and Gladys, -were
also victims in their childhood of par
alysis. This left Gladys, whi is now
twelve, witfi a crippled arm, and stilt
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