Dr. Wallace Badly Injured in Accident at TMC in 1892

A Dangerous Accident

The Tennessee medical college came near losing a student Thursday night.

Dr. Wallace, a Washington county physician, is taking in some lectures, and, while dissecting an infant stiff, cut his hand, the poison spreading through his system very rapidly.  One or two professors of the college attended him, and he is now reported out of danger.  For a time he suffered terribly, and was raving with pain.

Source:  Knoxville Daily Journal and Tribune, January 3, 1892, page 9



Transcriber’s Notes:

From the American Medical Association’s Deceased Physicians’ File (1864-1968), available at FamilySearch.org ~~

John William Wallace, Johnson City, Tennessee, was a graduate of the Tennessee Medical College in 1892; member of the AMA; served overseas during World War I; died in San Francisco on November 8, 1946, aged 76, of cholecystitis.

From FindaGrave.com ~~

Name: John William Wallace
Birth Date: 17 Jun 1870
Death Date: 09 Nov 1946
Affiliate Record Identifier: 130237900
Cemetery: Monte Vista Memorial Park

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