Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Eminent Surgeon Dies at 40 of Septic Infection, 1922

From the Hickory Daily Record, October 4, 1922

Prominent Physician Of High Point Passes

High Point, Oct. 4—Dr. H.W. McCain, eminent physician and surgeon and one of High Point’s most prominent citizens, died at 6 o’clock last night at a local hospital where he had been a patient for several days suffering from a septic infection caused by a carbuncle on his neck.

Although Dr. McCain had been in critical condition for several days and his death was not unexpected, it cast a gloom over High Point last night. It was on everybody’s mind and has caused profound sorrow throughout the city.

Coming to High Point nearly 12 years ago Dr. McCain not only built up a large and successful practice of his profession, but even of himself a wide circle of friends. He was a man of high ideals as well as integrity of service.

Dr. McCain was 40 years of age, having been born in Union County on February 27, 1882. He attended the Presbyterian college at Clinton, S.C., receiving his A.B. degree at the University of North Carolina, attended Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, and also took a post-graduate course of 18 months in hospital work.

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