Monday, August 27, 2012

Shrapnel Wound Post-War Flare-Up 1940

In about 1940 Ray Jackson suffered a flare-up in the wound in his right shoulder. Fragments of shrapnel that were never removed became infected. One day he was rushed to the Christie Street Veterans' Hospital in Toronto with a high fever. Fortunately penicillin was now available and after a short stay, he was sent home.

Christie Street Veterans' Hospital
Although the wound bothered him from time to time, especially at night, it never again became infected.