Bio: Bright, H.A. (Serious surgery - 1912)
Contact: Ann Stevens
Surnames: Bright, West, Mayo,
----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Oct 24, 1912
Bright, H.A. (Serious surgery - 19 Oct
H.A. Bright underwent a very serious and
delicate surgical operation last Saturday.
It was determined at the hospital at
Rochester, where he has been for a time, that nothing short of this
operation could save his life, and the operation was performed just
before noon Saturday.
Ben H. Bright, his son, went there from
here, arriving Saturday morning, and his daughter, Mrs. Edna West,
was also there and was an attendant at the operation, she being a
retired professional nurse. Mrs. Bright was also
William Mayo, of the Mayo Brothers,
performed the operation. It was found that the affection was
just below the outlet opening of the stomach and this was
preventing the passage of food. It was hence found necessary
to remove the growth in this passage, which the doctors said would
soon have developed into a cancer. The removal of this
necessitated a new outlet from the stomach, which the doctors
When Ben left there Sunday evening the
operation was considered a success and it was believed that Mr.
Bright would recover and regain his old time physical vigor and
strength. He walked into the operating room and got onto the
operating table himself, and his cheerful and hopeful spirit will
have much to do with pulling him through, though he had reached his
78th year, and the operation was on his 77th
birthday, the general belief of his friends is that he will get
through and reach final recovery, knowing his strong constitution
and determined will.
This is a similar operation to that which
R.B. Jones of this city underwent by the same surgeons a number of
years ago, and Mr. Jones is now in apparently as good health as he
ever was and experiences no inconvenience from his old time
As soon as Mr. Bright is able to leave the hospital he will either come [rest of the article is cut off]
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