Thursday, July 12, 2012

Seriously injured by high spirited horse

This story was published by the Ypsilanti Daily Press on Wednesday, July 10, 1912. Leo Clark was so severely hurt this morning from a kick by a horse that he has been taken to the University hospital in Ann Arbor. It was about eleven o’clock this morning that Clark was bringing the horses to the barn, having spent the morning mowing grass, when one of the horses threw up his heels and struck Clark in the shoulder. The horse is not ugly, but has high spirits and the near approach of feeding time accounts for the playful elevation of his heels no doubt. Dr. Paton and Dr. Britton were called and put Clark under the influence of chloroform wile they examined him. They found his shoulder blade broken, and after he had come out from under the influence of the chloroform he was hurried in Dr. Paton’s auto to the hospital in Ann Arbor. The accident happened on the farm of Robert Clark, his father.

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