A Cider Press Mishap

Hinton Cider Press, England

Hinton Cider Press, England

DISTRESSING ACCIDENT.

On Saturday afternoon week, an interesting little daughter of Mr. Samuel Diehl, aged about six years, who was engaged in playing about a cider press, where they were busied making cider, put her hand in to take out an apple, when the nut caught it and drew in her arm, and before the horse could be stopped, it was horribly mangled till above the elbow.

Means were used to save the arm, if possible, but without effect; and gangrene having taken place, the arm of the little sufferer was amputated above the elbow, on Thursday last, by Dr. Berlucchy, of this place, assisted by Dr. Stewart, of Petersburg. Strong hopes are entertained of her recovery.

Adams Sentinel, Oct. 30.

Republican Compiler (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) Nov 7, 1837

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