Rescue Efforts

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, * s I DRUG TABLETS GIVEN TO THOSE ENTRAPPED Every Effort /? Made to Suffering. Special DUpntch to T??? New Yoik Hbsai.d. ! New York Herald Rnrenii, ) Washington, D. C., Jan. 2tt. J Keeping life In the victims of the Knickerbocker Theater disaster and illeviattng their pain until rescuers :ould chop away the debris which 1m- jrisoned them was one of the difficult asks that confronted physicians last light and to-day. Narcotic tablets and whisky were ad- ministered to many of the victims as Ihey lay entrapped. Physicians were Torced to invent means of getting the ablets to their patients. One physician surrowea Deneatn the wreckage until no could roadh the lips of a half man. To another man tablets vere passed through an opening in the wreckage at the end of a long stick. A small boy whose name could not ic learned helped keep life In a group >f victims trapped far back under the dace where the balcony had been. Ho 'orced his body through a small openng In the debris far enough to hand lableta to several victims. Many of the less Injured victims jlnned under the wreckage near the >penlngs passed morphine to more pain- 'ully Injured persons further back.

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  1. New York Herald,
  2. 30 Jan 1922, Mon,
  3. Page 2

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