Dr. Samuel Amos Andrews saved boy's life with tracheotomy.
SURGICAL. On the 22d of August, the operation of Tracheo tomy or Bronchotomy was performed by Dr. S. A. Andrews of Waynesborough, on a child of three ' i . ' mi l years old, with complete success, a ikj cnuu s wal lowed a water melon seed which passed into the windpipe. It had remained there about 48 hours, and the child was reduced to the brink of the grave. On opening the Trachea, the seed was ejected through the wound a distance of two or three feet. No blood was lost, and in 15 minutes the child was able to sit up and speak. The wound healed readily, and will not leave a bad scar.