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AMERICAN SURGEONS PUTTING NEW FACES
ON SOLDIERS IN EUROPE !
Elyria, 0., Aug. 17. American
turgeons in France are putting, new
laces on mutilated soldiers!
Mrs. Wm. G. Sharp, wife, of the
Jnited States ambassador to France,
las just returned to her home here
irom Paris, wheje, she says, she
witnessed miraculous surgical feats.
"As chairman of the women's aux
iliary of the American ambulance in
Paris I Was given the freedom of
lospitals," said Mrs. Sharp today.
"I saw a man brought into the,
merican ambulance with his face
shattered into an unrecognizable and
ndescribable mass. His lower jaw
Had been shot away. His face was
lipless, teethless, shapeless. Four
months later I saw that same man
walk out with a new jaw, a new set
of teeth, a new nose, in fact, a new
"This was accomplished by plas
"The surgeon in charge, an
American, grafted a piece of bone
taken from the man's thigh onto the
remnants of the lower jaw. A cast
metal capping was made for the
teeth. This part of the process was
done by a dentist
"A piece of rib, with its mem
brane, was grafted onto what re
mained of the nose. Skin was then
taken from the man's forehead and
grafted onto the remnants of the
cheeks and over the chin.
"When the patient was ready to
leave the hospital he was told his
appearance could be further im
proved, but he was so satisfied with
his new face he would not consider
"Another refarkable piece of sur
gery was performed .on a German
prisoner who had been struck by
shrapnel and burned by liquid fire.
The left side of his face was terri
bly burned. The lid was gone from
his eye. '
"Surgeons grafted skin taken
from his forehead, just where the
hair-line began, and so cleverly was
the operation performed the man left
the hospital, not only with a new .
eye-lid, but a new eye-lash as well!
"I saw men brought from the
trenches so horribly mangled by"
shrapnel it seemed impossible they
still lived. Yet, many of these men
were patched together, given new
faces, new limbs, artificial of course,
and when they left the hospital it
would be hard to detect anything
"The' war has given physicians an
opportunity to work wonders. They
are called upon day after day to per
form operations which heretofore
were considered impossible.
"Gunshot wounds, which, in times
of peace, were almost always fatal,
are now treated with such skill that
cures are affected in 90 per cent of
"When the war is over and the
great army of surgeons engaged in
repairing war's damages to human
ity return to their home hospitals
and offices, they will be able to do
the same things for their patients
they are now doing for soldiers."
m 0 O
CAR MEN WERE BUNKOED. THEY
SAY MAY STRIKE AGAIN
New York, Aug. 17. Upon results
of conference to be held today be
tween executive officers of (the New
York 'railways company and repre
sentatives of employes depends '
whether New York is to be tied up
with another strike which this time '
may involve - elevated and subway
lines as well as surface cars. -
Employes charge that President
Shonts of the railways company
broke an agreement to reinstate "
Baltimore. "Tody"' Hamilton,
veteran press agent for Barnum '&
Bailey's circus, dead, '