Robert Edmund Donnell
Robert Edmund Donnell
Buried DeSoto City Cemetery, Jefferson Co., MO
Son of Thomas Jefferson Donnell and Paulina Pinson
PPG Death Records
Robert Edmund Donnell (as signing physician)
Another fire occurred shortly afterward in the ZORN building where the new bank is to be located. A family moved into the upstairs rooms and built a fire in the fire place, which it seems was not seriously intended for a fire place for it promptly set the walls on fire and some few hundred dollars damage was done by fire and water. Dr. R. E. DONNELL’s drug store was slightly damaged by the water.
In 1903 Robert was
practicing medicine in
a paper written by Robert regarding a patient of his: He was asked to come to
the home of some people with a young, unmarried daughter complaining of belly
pain. The girl was in
labor and delivered a stillborn conjoined twin. The child had one body and two
heads. Robert took the infant as payment
of delivery. He did an autopsy at
TWO-HEADED BABY PUZZLES
Child at Josephine Hospital Has One Normal Body and One Neck, Four Eyes And Four Ears
Mother of Prodigy, Lola Williams, 18 years Old, of
With two perfectly formed heads rising from a single neck and normal body, a 3-days-old child is engaging the scientific attention of physicians at
The marvelous child is the daughter of Lola Williams, 18 years old, of
Saturday and placed in charge of Dr. F. J. Lutz, head of the
Details of the prodigy
were hard to obtain, owing to the reluctance of
physicians from ethical reasons to discuss the case. Both heads of the child are normally formed it was learned. There are two complete sets of eyes and ears, two distinct noses and mouths. Last night it was reported that the child was living and taking nourishment. The mother was also doing well.
While twins have been born, like the famous Siamese pair, bound together by skin and ligaments, never before, it is claimed, have two bodies been merged into one as completely as in the case of the Williams child.
Physicians yesterday studied the child, under an X-ray, in an effort to
solve the mystery of the duo-headed infant. A report is being prepared
that will be published shortly in a medical journal.
Vital Records: Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929
Donnell, Robert E.
Type of practice: Allopath
State/year of licenses: MO, 1900
Journal of the American Medical Asociation citation: 82:226
Cause of demise: appendicitis; (M)
(He died of acute appendicitis on the train on
the way to
A note on the death certificate of Joseph John McBride (cert. #30441)
states, “Dr. R.E. Donnell was the
attending physician, was taken to hospital the day after the death of this
infant, but died in
Death Certificate #31531
Mrs. R.E. DONNELL was the guest of Mrs. DIETRICH last Friday when her husband, Dr. DONNELL was in town attending to duties on the Exemption Board.