the China butcher

Here is an item I ran across this evening while reading old California newspapers. It appeared in the Daily Evening Bulletin of San Francisco,Tues. Feb. 15, 1876:

Last week, at Jacinto, a Chinaman got his left arm broken between the wrist and elbow. He came to Chico for assistance and called upon the China butcher, who is also a professor of surgery. He immediately proceeded to work and put the bones in place, procured a young rooster, killed it, and broke every bone in it, and with the mangled fowl bound up the arm in a firm and compressed manner. In less than twenty-four hours the man was able to move his fingers, and this butcher-surgeon says the arm will be well in a week.