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April 27, 1889


JAMA. 1889;XII(17):597. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.02400940021008

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Sunstroke Early in the Season.  —At Pittsburgh, Pa., on April 19, 1889, the temperature was reported to have reached 82° F., and John Jenkins, a steel worker, and an unknown man on Smithfield street, were stricken down with "sunstroke."Dr. W. F. Wilson, a specialist in the department of ophthalmology, practicing in Denver, Col., died on April 19, 1889, from an overdose of morphine to produce sleep. He had been troubled with insomnia, and was only 29 years of age at the time of his death.

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