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Contracts Keyed to Barnett
Hawkins v. McGee
Citation:84 N.H. 114, 146 A. 641 (1929)
ProfessorMelissa A. Hale
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Hawkins’ hand was severely burned and scarred due to contact with an electric wire. Nine years later, McGee operated on Hawkins’ hand by removing scar tissue from Hawkins’ palm and grafting skin from Hawkins’ chest onto his palm. McGee repeatedly solicited from Hawkins’ father the opportunity to operate so that he could gain skin grafting experience. McGee told Hawkins “I will guarantee to make the hand a hundred per cent perfect hand” prior to gaining Hawkins’ consent for the operation. Hawkins ended up with a hairy hand after the operation and therefore sued Hawkins for breach of contract.
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