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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 01, 1913, Image 1

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AN AD-LESS NEWSPAPER-COMPLETE WIRE
ANDACABLE NEWS REPORT OF UNITED PRESS
THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
yOL.2NO.106 Chicago, Saturday, Feb. 1, 1913 ONE CENT
WOMAN SUFFERS AGONY FOR TWO HOURS,
WHILE DOCTORS LOOK ON
Victim of Mandel Bros Fatal Accident Not Helped
Because Doctors Fear to Increase Her
Suffering Testimony at Inquest.
1 he inquest held today over the body of Mrs. Alice K. Wein
bauer, "killed yesterday in Mandel Bros.' department store, was one
of the most remarkable in the history of the country.
Mandel Bros., their elevator operator, their doctors, all their
employes, were absolved from all blame for the woman's death.
Yet here are some of the facts brought out at the inquest:
For two hours, from noon until two o'clock, Mrs. Weinbauer
lay suffering the most intense agony in the temporary hospital con-
ducted by Mandel Bros, in their store.
There were two doctors in the employ of the store in attend-
ance on her during that time and neither one of them did anything
; to save the woman's life or to ease her pain.
One of the doctors was a woman, Dr Elizabeth Cahill, who is
oustant attendance in the Mandel Bros, hospital.
Dr. Cahill is now about 40 years old. She only graduated in
1908, four years ago.
Dr Cahill testified today that
she made only a superficial ex
amination of Mrs. Weinbauer's
I injuries.
The other doctor was Dr. J. F.
Sinclair, who has an office near
Mandel Bros.' store and who is
customarily called in by Mandel
Bros, in serious cases.
Dr. Sinclair said that his exam-
ition of Mrs, Weinbauer's jn-
juries was so superficial that he
did not even disturb her clothes.
Both doctors explained their
superficiality by saying that Mrs.
Weinbauer was suffering so much
pain they did not want to disturb
her.
The only other medical person
who attended to Mrs. Wein
bauer was Mandel Bros.' ''nurse,'"'
Margaret Staddan. She is not a

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