Yesterday's News Published in the Mobile Register 5/7/1997
May 7, 1897 George K. Gascoigne of 165 Eslava St., a brakeman on the L&N Railroad, had been shot in the leg April 24 while ejecting two tramps from the train. By the time he saw a doctor, the leg had begun to heal, concealing what Gascoigne believed was a bullet-shattered bone. Dr. W.J. Lea called in Dr. W.B. Pape, who used his X-ray machine to determine that the bullet indeed lay beside Gascoigne's undamaged fibula. ``The X-ray machine worked like a charm.''