|You are here:  Cambria > Obituaries > GOOD, Charles|
|Cambria Freeman, 21 Nov 1902, Contributed by Patty Millich|
|SAY THE DOCTOR WAS DRUNK|
Coroner McCartney, of Blair county, has decided not to hold an inquest in the case of Charles Good, the Flinton youth who died at the Altoona Hospital Tuesday of lockjaw. The Altoona MIRROR says Good's relatives had requested an inquest but since the person whom they wanted censured is a resident of Cambria county, that person being the doctor who attended the young man when he had his thigh broken and the neglect, if there was any, took place in Cambria, the Blair Coroner did not deem it right that Blair county should be held accountable for the costs in the case.
It is alleged that the reason the young man was stricken with lock jaw is that the doctor made a poor job of reducing the fracture. According to the MIRROR, the boy's relatives even go so far as to say that he was drunk at the time. When young Good was taken to Altoona, the bone was protruding through the flesh. A charge of malpractice may be brought against the doctor.
If Cambria county will bear the costs of the inquest, Coroner McCartney says he will hold one.