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skin giverNew York Tribune, December 12, 1914. Thought I’d bust out a heart-warmer for variety’s sake. I’m surprised to learn that skin grafts were being performed in 1914.


  1. I would have thought that before the availability of antibiotics, skin grafts would have been dangerous because of the risk of infection. That’s a huge risk for a healthy donor to take.

    • Guy definitely paid his debt to society.

  2. I hope he wasn’t labelled a “skinner” in the joint.

    • Quite, quite.

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