William McCullough 23 Jan 1901
A Reniarltalble Patient. William McCullough has been lying ill at his humble home in Banks township since Christmas with typhoid fever. Dr. Grube, of Punxsutawney, is attend- ng him. "McCullotigh is the most remarkable patient I have ever treated," said Dr. Grube, "and he has the most •emarkable surroundings. He has been ying in bed since Christmas with his ;rousers and a heavy pair of boots on, and will not permit either to be removed, le lives in a little log house, about 12 )y 15 feet, and has a wife' and family of nine children. There is only one window in the house, and that is a small affair, with three 8 by 10 panes of glass n it. My patient occupies a bed on the loft,' and in order to get to him it is necessary to climb up the side of the wall by means of strips nailed to the ogs, which make a sort of ladder. In order to see the sick man I had to take a antern with me, as there are no windows on the second floor. There in that dark attic, on a bed with the posts sawed off short in order to permit it to stand upright between the floor and roof, lies William McCullough with his joots on. It is worth a drive of nine miles over muddy roads just to see him. —Spirit.