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inches remote from the heart. The patient applied to Dr. Schuppert, who was highly recommended to him; this physician told him at once that there was but one thing which probably might prolong his life, and that consisted in an operation, but remarking at the same time that his chance of recovery was small. Mr. W., after having been eight days at the Infirmary, and on seeing the tumor fearfully increasing, resolved to undergo the operation. He was consequently operated upon on the following day, January 1, in presence of some members of the faculty, who happened to be near: Drs. Beard, Clapp, Mitchell, and Alston. Dr. Schuppert, after having administered chloroform to the patient, laid bare the carotid artery and interrupted circulation in it by placing a ligature round that artery — immediately after which, Dr. Choppin tied the auxiliary artery where it makes its exit from under the collar bone.--Yesterday morning the patient reported himself comfortable, and is in good spirits.