Sir ROBERT BORDEN:
made in the House on the 18th instant with regard to the case of Private Dougall Curry, who died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay. The following telegram was sent to the General Officer Commanding, Military District No. 6, Halifax, N.S.:
Reference late Private Dougall Curry who died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay, and your telegram dated 21st instant: what was cause of delay in notifying Captain Calder of admission of Private Curry to hospital? Give name of person responsible for Captain Calder not being notified promptly. Urgent.
The reply was as follows:
Reference death of Private Dougall Curry, St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay. Patient first complained eight p.m., Aprii 2 ; was kept in bed and seen daily by Captain Munro, battalion medical officer. Felt himself improving until April 5, when within a few hours he became worse. At five p.m. was sent from Broughton by special train to St. Joseph's Hospital, Glace Bay, in charge of an orderly who had a note from Captain Munro asking for patient's admission to hospital. Patient arrived in hospital 7 p.m., April 5. Captain Calder, who attends military patients in hospitals, Glace Bay, was not notified until noon next day of patient's arrival in hospital. Captain Calder states that the delay in seeing Dougall Curry in St. Joseph's Hospital had nothing to do with patient's death as it was a case of tubercular meningitis. Medical Board also reports that case was tubercular meningitis.
A medical board was also assembled in this case, and its findings were as follows :
This board, in view of the above, is of the opinion that Private D. Curry died. of tuberculous meningitis.
(Sgd.) W. E. Hodgins, Major General,