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A Singular Case.

TRANSFUSION OF A LOVER'S BLOOD. Kansas City, February 9.—When theclay express on the Missouri Pacific arrived at the Union depSt from St. Louis on Friday night a tall man was lifted from. the Pullman car and carried across the^ street to a physician's office. Near Missouri city he had fallen intonervous spasms and had remained -nearly' unconscious during the remainder of thejourney to this city. He was soon brought* back to consciousness and this morning was able to continue his journey to California. He was accompanied. by hi* wife. •**** The man was Frederick Ayers, a lumber merchant of Racine, Wis., and. he is the victim of a most romantic incident.l '■'■■>"■*■< Over four years ago.lie became infatuated with thu-woman who is now his wife, but she preferred someone else, and he was compelled go; make way" for "the more-favoured suitor. , A few .days, af^er her engagement to the.man .of her. 'choice was announced she became ill and rapidly grew worse. It was finally decided -by the-physicians that the only thing that! would save her was the transfusion,.of blood. The man who had won-"her hand was'awfully sorry, but he:! thought h& needed all the blood he had-'in his systemj

• Ayers heard-of the need of his loved one and immediately offered himself, ;antl the operation was performed'successfully and -with good result. ' The engagement was broken, and nix months afterward Ayers was v. »".\1 in i)v-. lady. ' "Shortly after the in • :vr."- AyiTs "began, to grow ill, and in a short time his health" was completely broken. The physicians were mystified by*his condition and can ascribe no cause for it, but it is a peculiar fact thati his,ailing began soon after the transfusion of" nis blood. He became emaciated and very weak.' He went to St Louis for treatment 1 and the physicians'there advised him to go to California. His wife is devoted in her attentions: - •

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A Singular Case., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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A Singular Case. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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