Promotion for Nurses of M’Kinley
DRS. RIXEY AND PARK COMMEND PRIVATES FOR THEIR
AND THEY ARE NOW TAKING EXAMINATIONS.
The men nurses, or orderlies, who
were selected to attend the late President McKinley during his illness
at the Milburn home, may soon have something more substantial than
the general approval of the public for their faithful services.
Yesterday Doctors Park and Rixey,
two of the President’s attending physicians, sent certificates of
commendation to all three for their efficient work. It was not possible
last evening to ascertain the exact wording of these certificates
from the men who had received them, but from another source it was
learned that the physicians wrote of the services of the men in
very flattering terms.
John Hodgins and Ernest Vollmeyer,
the two privates who attended the President, have been recommended
to the Department at Washington to be allowed to write on an examination
for promotion, and in fact are now trying their examinations at
the model hospital camp at the Exposition, under the supervision
of Dr. Edward L. Munson, in charge of the camp. They will write
about a week and will not know the result of the examinations for
three or four weeks.
Should they be promoted, as in all
probability they will be, their pay will be increased about 40 per