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Gave skin after daughter received burns in Kerosene fire

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Elizabeth Karoum, a little girl survivor of the ill-fated Titanic, now living at Galesburg, will recover through the skin grafting process from severe burns recently sustained in a kerosene explosion.

Four strips of skin, one-half inch wide and three or four inches long, were taken from the arms of the father and mother of the little girl and from the arms of two Austrians living at the Karoum home. Every graft was successful.

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Contributors

Gavin Bell, UK

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Encyclopedia Titanica (2020) Gave skin after daughter received burns in Kerosene fire (The Quill, Tuesday 18th March 1913, ref: #145, published 1 May 2020, generated 28th October 2021 08:19:30 PM); URL : https://www.encyclopedia-titanica.org/gave-skin-after-daughter-received-burns-in-kerosene-fire.html