May 2, 1907

Emergency Surgeon's Pithy Diagnosis
of Alleged Poisoning Case.

The following record was placed on the "blood book" at the emergency hospital in the city hall at 5 o'clock last night.

"E. Thomas -- Age 30 years -- Color, white -- Residence, 209 East Sixth stret -- Occupation, laborer for People's Ice Company. Remarks --Reported as a carbolic acid poisoning, but turned out to be nothing but a brain storm and no harm done. While there Auntie Watson, landlady, wanted an aching tooth pulled. Had no forceps for that purpose but it was a case of emergency and the tooth had to come out. Finally used a pair of wire pliers. The tooth's out and all's well. -- W. A. Shelton, M. D.