Illustrated London News (16/Jul/1881) - Dr. David Lowson

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The Gazette states that the Queen has conferred the Albert Medal of the First Class on Dr. David Lowson, of Huddersfield, for having, whilst attending the child of Police-Constable Higginbottom, of that town, who was suffering from laryngeal diphtheria, performed the operation of tracheotomy, and after wards applied his lips to the wound, and, at imminent risk to his own life, afforded relief to the suffering child by suction. Notwithstanding this display of heroism, the child died. In a few days Dr. Lowson was seized with a severe attack of diphtheria, followed by other dangerous illness, which resulted in his retirement from a lucrative practice.