Strange Electrical Injuries.
United Press Association— HyKleetrio Telegr&pr. Thames, June 26 Regarding the casa of E. G. Wright, electrical instructor at tho Thames School of Minos, who received injuries to his hand while carrying out experiments with X rays, an amputation was considered necessary, and the left hand was removed at the wrist. Medical advice, after careful examination qi the affected portion, was that without, amputation Wright would be physically unable to make the voyage Home, for which the Mines Department have granted 6 months' leave of absence wtih full pay. Pain was increasing, a i temporary improvement being followed by the appearance of the worst symptoms and the absence of sleep making such ravages m Wright's constitution that he was anxious for amputation. The patient is much easier after the operation, and will as soon as. possible proceed to England aud place himself under the care of English medicos skilled m the treatment of j electrical injuries. Such cases as this are extremoly rare. A similar case was reported m Edison's laboratory some-time back followed by the result which it is believed may be checked m thi3 case and which is attracting considerable attention from members of the medical profession.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6605, 26 June 1905
Strange Electrical Injuries. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6605, 26 June 1905
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