St. Eugene Hospital: 0051.0374


Gordon Ross commenced work on the new hospital building yesterday afternoon for the first time, and before he had worked an hour fell from the roof to the ground, a distance of 25 feet, breaking an ankle, rupturing some of the arteries, and being badly bruised on the head and other portions of his body, as well as being badly shaken up,  He was cared for by Dr. Beattie as well as circumstances would permit until Dr. King could arrive from St. Eugene.  The unfortunate man was conveyed to the Mission hospital, where Dr. King will attend to him.  It was feared last night that Ross would have to undergo an amputation.

0051.0374: St. Eugene Hospital

Newspaper reporting on local man falling from the roof to the ground during construction of the new hospital building. It happened on the first hour of his first day, leg may need to be amputated.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  September 6, 1900
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Herald
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0051)


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People arrow Beattiearrow
People arrow Kingarrow
People arrow Rossarrow
Cities arrow St. Eugene Mission arrow Hospitals, Clinics arrow St. Eugene Hospitalarrow
Cities arrow Cranbrook arrow Hospitals, Clinics arrow St. Eugene Hospitalarrow
Health arrow Doctors arrow Beattiearrow
Health arrow Doctors arrow Kingarrow


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