Station Agent Schultz-1904
Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 11/2/2019 at 20:38:02
Evening times-Republican, Thursday, Jul 07, 1904, Marshalltown, IA, Page: 3
HIS RECOVERY A MARVEL
Medical Men Who Attended Man Accidentally
Shot at Jackson Junction
Ft. Atkinson, Ia., July 7 – Station Agent Schultz of Jackson Junction, who accidentally shot himself with a rifle, supposed to be unloaded, a week ago, and whose life was despaired of for a time, will recover.
It is said by medical men who attended Schultz that his escape from death was literally hair-breadth and that such an escape would not occur once in a thousand years. The bullet instead of passing through the stomach, at first supposed, passed between the diaphragm and the lung. Mr. Schultz owes his present existence to the fact that at the precise moment when the bullet entered his body his lungs were in a collapsed condition, on the out breath. Had the lungs been filled with air the bullet would have caught the lower lobe of the lung and hemorrhage would have resulted.
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