John Boice Makes Amazing Recovery in 1908

(07/10/2001)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 9/1/1908.

John Boice, who lives about six miles from Creston in Calhoun county, was sent home yesterday from the L___ sanitarium, after having been successfully treated for a fractured windpipe.  The case is a rare one in the annals of medicine.

About a week ago Boice was kicked in the neck by a horse.  The blow from the horse's foot fractured his windpipe and the air escaped into the tissues of the neck causing it to swell to enormous size.  His friends brought him to the city for treatment.

After week at the hospital through the skillful treatment of local physicians he was sent back home almost completely cured.  While he was in the hospital Mr. Boice received word that the stork had made a visit to his home and left a pair of twins, the twelfth and thirteenth additions to his family.  He was anxious to leave for home and left yesterday afternoon. - Parkersburg Dispatch-News


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