Foot Pierced by a Nail

Roanoke Beacon
19 Aug 1898

While walking across the yard on Sunday morning last, Miss Mary Midgett stepped on a nail which stuck through her shoe and pierced her foot, passign through the fleshy part, between the instep and ball, making an ugly and painful wound. Dr. S. Hassell was summoned and rendered necessary medical attention, and at this writing we are pleased to say Miss Midgett is getting along nicely. The Dr. says that if the nail had pierced the foot a quarter of an inch nearer the ball, the chances are that death from lock-jaw would have been the result.

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