stephen dewolfe death

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stephen dewolfe death - CENTS. SIMPLY STARVED TO DEATH. I>r. Do U'olfc,...
CENTS. SIMPLY STARVED TO DEATH. I>r. Do U'olfc, IJnnble to Kilt for Six Moulin, Paused f. After months of enforced K. . »i,uii Dr. Stephen De Wolfe, an eminent pliysician, died at liis liome, No. 130 West Tliirty- fonrtli street, yesterday moruinir. He wan not strictly a spocialifit. but ho wns l'c- nownod for his treatment of pulmonary comnlaiuts. Dr. He Wolfe's ailment Tvas a puzzle to himself and Ms physicians. lie \\w nimble to rctaiu nourishment, and Mas itbaolutcly Tvithuut an appetite for food. It is believed generally among the medical iralnrnity Ihat his diseaEo was mi extremely rare cane of marasmus. His miiBcnlar tissue wasted away gradually, and tho wasting of tlinse tissues. togeUicr with liis inability to cat blood and muscle- maldnij food caused a (iiininisliiiiE his vital powei'H and the decnasn of Ilia adipose tissue to such an extent Unit when lie died little else than shin und bone ro- inained. Ho was a laryo man in life and when in full health xyas as vigorous an 1111 athlete in training. But with the advent of Ins discnse came a decrease of his vik'or nnd averjioii to muscular oi'fort. Tlie first ill effects of Dr. Da Wolfo'a illnoso were noticed last April. Hound iu mind and body, lie was much xoilEht after und Lad large practice, and being clmritable lie had many elcomonynary patients, llo was also dcvntod to medical ^eience and when ho rqeoKtiitfed that his disease would ciiupe his death he dedicated his body to the causea mankind. In Juno last Dr. Do Wolfe had a talk with MH friend. Dr. W. H. Watson, ol Ko. lOfl \\est i'nrty-seveiuli street. " I wane," said ho, "to liave tho nature and raiiBe of my disease determined beyond peradventure. J cannot determine it myself,.although I have raid more attention it than oven yon who liavo been attending me. 1 havn watelied its progress and know that eventually it will cause my death. It is unconquerable, and death is inovitaWp. i want you to hold the autopsy when I die. I want yon to analyze my case thoroughly, and if it results hi any beneficent results 1 will be happy. " '' I am to hold an autopsy .at li o'clock tomorrow morning," said Dr. Watnou last night, "and then I will know all. His case wan a rare one. Ho first noticed the effects the disease last April. Since June last he eaten littlo or nothing. At rare intervals he would take some milk or a soft- boiled egg, but the oceaaiolis were very in- fronnoilt. Ho was not a hypochondriac. was a disease of tho body and not of the mind. 1 will give the press all necessary particulars to-morrow after tho autopsv." Dr. I)o Wolfe was born in Halifax, tf. «., 1K.'2U, and was therofo-o sixty-four years age. He was a descendant of the famous colonial family of l^uegloH. who were uteail- adherents of tho Kine in revolutionary duj's. He was graduated from the UnJ. versity of Pennsylvania, and had practised in this city for more than thirty refers. While still a .young man Do Wolfe married a Miss Copland and they had three children, two of whom, Elsies Anderson De VVoife and Edgar Maniln Do Yvolfe. have frequently appeared on tho statre in amateur companies. Miss EUie Do AVolfe i« tlio more celebrated, she at one time beinor spoken of us a of Mrs. James Brown Potter. Him went abroad with Miss Bc«sie Marbury March. She in nineularly eracdul. brunette, with nn expressive countenance and gracious, restful mannnr. Jiist appearance WttH made in London at the Criterion Theatre lor the benefit a charity. The play in which Mio appeared was Douglas JerroM'H "\Vhito Milliner." Hubseau^uti-' ah >'-nlayecl : n 'NOW 1'ork at the rosirlence of M VH. 'itgglestoii. on Washington .Square, in "The Loan of a Lover, "and in a "Onp of Tea." In tho latter she won her laurels on account of an emotional "fall' 1 which was considered equal to Mrs. Laugtry's perilous drops. a to of of to an at of

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  1. The World,
  2. 26 Sep 1890, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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