[D8952AAC], Letter from Frank N J MacVicars to Thomas Alva Edison, January 1st, 1889


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[D8952AAC], Letter from Frank N J MacVicars to Thomas Alva Edison, January 1st, 1889

Editor's Notes

"At Mr. Wiley's request, I furnish you with the following particulars of the short illness he had about a month ago and during which I attended him. I was called to the First Avenue Hotel and found Mr. Wiley complaining of great pain in his right side. I examined him and found that he had fractured his seventh rib. There was severe contusion of the surrounding parts and rupture of a few of the intercostal muscular fibres. He explained to me the manner in which he met with the accident (by being thrown onto the splash board of a "hansom") which would account exactly for the nature and situation of the injuries received. Mr. Wiley was not not has he ever been at any time during the past two months suffering from Delerium Tremens. I can say this with absolute certainty as I have seen him nearly every day during that period as I had another patient in the Hotel who occupied a room adjoining and with who Mr. Wiley was on intimate terms."





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Thomas A. Edison Papers, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University
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