Philip C. Keating Breaks Leg (16 June 1852)

On Friday afternoon, Mr. Philip C. Keating, cooper, was passing rapidly through fourth-street, South Boston, when he stepped on a brick, which was lying on the side-walk, and was thrown down, On attempting to rise, he found that he could not move, and was conveyed to his residence on Third, near E street, when Dr. Thaxter was called, and, on examination, the fibula bone of the left leg was found to be broken short off. The bone was properly set, and Mr. Keating was on Saturday morning, as comfortable as could be expected.

Source: News By The Mails, The New York Times, New York, New York, 16 June 1852.

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