FIREMAN WHO WAS SHOT WILL HUNTIN WILL NOT BE ABLE CONTROL MEMBER WITHOUT ASSISTANCE FROM OTHER LIMB—TAKES INJURY PHILOSPHICALLY
John Rochelle will not lose his arm and will be able to use his hand and forearm.
The popular fireman, who has been confined in Mercy Hospital since he was accidentally shot while hunting, continues to improve although it will be at least a week until he will be strong enough to leave his bed. The elbow joint, which was terribly torn by the shot, has been removed by the surgeons. The operations left the arm Mmber [sic] and in such a condition that Rochelle cannot control it from the shoulder but if he holds his right forearm he is able to write. Rochelle takes his injury philosophically and says he is glad that the arm did not have to be amputated.
Source: Hamilton Evening Sun, December 14, 1904.