• Short Summary

    A MAJOR SURGICAL "BREAKTHROUGH" HAS BEEN REPORTED FROM A BANTU HOSPITAL IN SOUTH AFRICA WHERE A MAN'S LEG, SEVERED BY A TRAIN, HAS BEEN SEWN BACK ON.

  • Description

    A MAJOR SURGICAL "BREAKTHROUGH" HAS BEEN REPORTED FROM A BANTU HOSPITAL IN SOUTH AFRICA WHERE A MAN'S LEG, SEVERED BY A TRAIN, HAS BEEN SEWN BACK ON. ZEPHANIA NDHLAZI, 46, SLIPPED FROM A PLATFORM AT DUBE STATION LAST SATURDAY INTO THE PATH OF A TRAIN.

    HIS LEFT LEG WAS CUT OFF BUT HE HELD ONTO IT AS AMBULANCE BEARERS LIFTED HIM FROM THE TRACK. IN BARAGWANATH HOSPITAL, MEETING THE NEEDS OF ONE MILLION POTENTIAL AFRICAN PATIENTS, A TEAM OF THREE SURGEONS AND TWO ANAESTHETISTS WORKED FOR SEVERAL HOURS TO RESTORE THE LIMB.

    MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT, DR. ISADORE FRACK, SAID THURSDAY: "IT IS NECESSARY TO BE CAUTIOUS AT THIS STAGE ABOUT THE FINAL OUTCOME OF THE OPERATION." ZEPHANIA'S LEG WAS "WARM AND PULSATING." FURTHER OPERATIONS ARE PLANNED ON THE LEG.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5TLTU10PV79I9AFOYGZMARHPL
    Media URN:
    VLVA5TLTU10PV79I9AFOYGZMARHPL
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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