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Daly, W. H. - Maj


Pittsburg, June 9.--Maj. W. H. Daly, surgeon general on the stuff of General Miles in Porto Rico committed suicide at his home by shooting himself in the right temple.

The body of the doctor was found in the bathroom by Miss Mary Short, the housekeeper, lying in a pool of blood, with a 38 caliber revolver lying on the floor. Dr. Foster, who was summoned at once, found the bullet hole in the temple and announced that death had taken place several hours before. Miss Short then remembered having heard a sharp report about 7:30 o'clock, but thought it was the quick closing of a window.

No cause is known for Dr. Daly's deed unless it be that insomnia drove him temporary insane. For some time he had been unable to sleep regularly. The doctor was a widower and leaves no immediately family. He was 59 years old and for many years was prominent in medical circles. He gained international prominence during the Cuban war, as it was his report to the commanding general of the army that started the 'embalmed beef' inquiry.

Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, MT 10 Jun 1901

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