A dispatch from Henry, Dakota
, says: Dr. J. Smith of Iowa and Doctors Bennet and Briggs, of Watertown
, amputated a leg for Mr. C. B. Elwood on the 20th inst
., for gangrene above the ankle. The leg was removed quickly and carefully under ether, but, singularly, the doctors found no arteries to secure, on the day following—though there had been an arterial oozing in the tissues and the limb was warm, the doctors think obstruction of the main artery near the knee may have caused the death of the foot.
Cooperstown Courier, 2/15/1884