This story appeared on the front page of the Minneapolis Tribune. The accompanying graphic is helpful, but neither it nor the story explains how the patient will survive without a stomach.
THIS MAN WILL LIVE WITHOUT A STOMACH
The rare, delicate and dangerous operation of gastrectomy was performed on Jacob Wichmann in the German hospital, Brooklyn, recently. It was done to save Mr. Wichmann’s life, for he had a cancer of the stomach which would have soon killed him. He well stood the operation, which lasted three hours, and he has a fine chance to live. The surgeons cut through the patient’s abdominal walls, and raised the stomach. They then tied the end of the gullet and the beginning of the small intestine. The gullet was cut above, and the beginning of the small intestine was cut below the ligations. The stomach, thus free from its connections, was taken out through the incision in the abdominal walls. The surgeons then sewed together the ends of the gullet and of the small intestine, giving a continuous alimentary canal to Mr. Wichmann. Then the surgeons sewed up the wounds made by the knife.
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It's no wonder that metro newspapers of the 1950s were extremely profitable: They had a virtual monopoly on classified ads, employed kids to deliver their product and had few if any skilled graphic artists on the payroll. Just try to make sense of this 1955 picture-graph from the Minneapolis Tribune. Appearing with a story headlined "Simple Guide to State School Finances," it's most likely a legislative handout hauled back to the newsroom by the beat writer and slapped directly into print.
Another in our series of Minneapolis Tribune stories that include the word "newspaporial."