Richardson Physician Loses Leg in 1921

(01/15/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 2/24/1921..

Dr. Connolly Loses Leg

Dr. Commodore Connolly, of Richardson, one of the county's best known physicians and best liked men, underwent an operation in St. Joseph's hospital last week in which his right leg was amputated at the knee.

It will be remembered that Dr. Connolly was stricken with rheumatism several months ago and his condition soon became serious.  He suffered greatly with the disease, his right leg being terribly drawn out of shape.  For some time he has been in the hospital above mentioned and it was hoped that the injured member could be saved.  This was found impossible and the operation was performed.  The doctor is getting along very well now and will be able to return home in due time.  His many friends in all sections of the county will regret to hear of his misfortune, but will be thankful that his life is spared.


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