Recovered from Effects of a Serious Injury

On May 1, 1901, a foreman of the telephone line and his men were unloading a car of very large telephone poles. The foreman was cutting the last stake on the end of the car, and when it cracked, he started to run but was not quick enough; three large poles came down together, and broke the skid. The end of the three poles struck the foreman in the side, and crushed him between the end of the railroad ties, and the three large poles. The men removed the poles, and asked, "Shall we take you to a hospital?" He said, "No, take me home," and soon became unconscious.

Some one summoned a doctor and he called another. The doctors examined him and found no bones broken, but the flesh was greatly bruised. A message was sent to his wife, who was away from home, and it took her two days to get home. During these two days the doctor kept him under the influence of chloroform most of the time.

When his wife arrived, she dismissed the doctor and nurse, and asked me to take the case. I took the case that afternoon at 4:15. At that time the man could not move a foot or toe. He could only move the arms and head, and was throwing the arms and rolling the head from one side to the other. I called again about 7 p.m. and he could draw both feet up, and looked bright and more cheerful. He continued to gain steadily. The doctor remarked to a man who rode up town with him, that the body was mashed to a jelly and that he would not get out inside of three months. But inside of ten days the doctor called to get the instruments he had left, and I was there and saw the patient walk to the dresser and get them for the doctor. I heard the doctor say, "I am surprised to see you up." In two weeks from the time I took the case he was out attending to his business.

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Healed of Epilepsy
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