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February 19, 2013

Doctor cuts off man's arm to save his life

The doctor had to amputate the man's arm in pitch darkness after his arm was dragged into a machine

By Will Lyon
Scottish Star

MORAY, Scotland — An engineer who had his arm amputated in pitch darkness after a factory accident was yesterday reunited with the doctor who saved his life.

John Thomson was trying to fix a chain on a conveyor belt when his right arm was dragged into the machine at WN Lindsay grain store in Keith, Moray.

Full story: Doctor cuts off man's arm to save his life

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Paul Edward Morris Paul Edward Morris Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:05:18 PM Did the arm get re-attached?
Ian L Gregory Ian L Gregory Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:07:02 PM Beter to loose an arm than a life.were they able to re-atatch the arm later?
Paul Edward Morris Paul Edward Morris Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:08:24 PM I guess this is what I was asking ... Still I agree a life saved .....
Paul Edward Morris Paul Edward Morris Wednesday, February 20, 2013 4:13:22 PM This may not be the exact same .... Yet, shows how incredibly important life really is.... BTW: He taught me in Seminary, and His biological Sister too. I love this true servant of our Father in heaven. http://gapages.com/dicksjb1.htm
Denise Thomson Denise Thomson Wednesday, April 03, 2013 2:30:51 AM no the arm couldn't be re-attached,
Lindsay Black Lindsay Black Wednesday, April 03, 2013 5:27:47 AM This is where " it's a knockout" money will go to

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