Charles Henry Salmon

Charles Henry Salmon

Birth
Death 12 Oct 1884 (aged 26)
Burial Succasunna, Morris County, New Jersey, USA
Memorial ID 9548156 · View Source
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The Weekly Wisconsin
October 22, 1884
page six

DRUGGED TO DEATH
Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 14 - Yesterday morning Charles H. Salmon died through the carelessness of a drug clerk. Salmon had been suffering from a chill, and going to a drug store called for eighteen grains of quinine. At 4 o'clock he took eight grains of the drug given him, and at 8 o'clock he took four more. An hour or so later he began to grow stupid and sleepy, and Drs. Freymann and Stanley Field, whose offices are near by, were hastily called in under the impression that the patient was suffering from a congestive chill. The doctors gave him a hypodermic injection of morphine, and the young man soon relapsed into a state of unconsciousness, and sank rapidly in spite of all efforts to save him, and about 12:30 he breathed his last. After his death the discovery was made that the drug clerk had carelessly put up a large dose of morphine instead of quinine. The victim had swallowed the entire dose, and then, by a combination of disastrous mistakes, the physicians called to save his life had cut in two the slender thread by which he then hung by giving him more morphine. When this discovery was made the brother of the deceased, with whom he lived, almost went crazy with grief, and the friends and neighbors who had gathered in were scarcely less horrified.


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He grew, waxed strong and developed into a noble son and a loving brother. He came to his death by the hand of a careless drug clerk and two excited doctors at 12 o'clock at night in Kansas City.


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  • Created by: Rich H.
  • Added: 3 Oct 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9548156
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Henry Salmon (10 Sep 1858–12 Oct 1884), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9548156, citing United Methodist Church Cemetery, Succasunna, Morris County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by Rich H. (contributor 46489213) .