Dr. R. J. Trippe

The Cartersville News
Cartersville, Georgia
February 11, 1909, Page 1
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Death of Dr. Trippe.

Dies In Sanitarium In Atlanta Tuesday.

Cellulitis Resulting From An Injury to His Arm the Cause – Was 47 Years Old.

Dr. R. J. Trippe, a prominent physician of this city, died in a private sanitarium in Atlanta, whither he had gone for treatment Tuesday afternoon at four o’clock.  His death was caused from cellulitis resulting from an accident.  One day recently a buggy pole fell on Dr. Trippe’s arm injuring it considerably.  From the result of the injury blood poison seemed about to set up and Dr. Trippe, with his brother practitioners in counsel debated cutting the arm off.  Dr. Floyd McRae, of Atlanta, was called, and his visit resulted in the patient being carried to Atlanta for further treatment.  There the injured arm was cut open as a last resort, hoping thus to stay the development of blood poison.  After the operation and under the advance of the disease the patient grew unconscious, could retain nothing on his stomach and death followed at the time mentioned.

Dr. Trippe was 47 years old.  He was a native of this county, being born and reared at Taylorsville.  Shortly after graduating as a physician he set up a practice in Chattanooga, where he was very successful.  He practiced there for a number of years and then moved to Cartersville. He had built up a large and growing practice in this city.

Dr. Trippe possessed an affable nature and leaves many friends in the city.

He is survived by his father and mother, two sisters, Mrs. John Davis, of Taylorsville, Mrs. Brazelton, of Demopolis, Ala., and one brother, Mr. Luther Trippe, of this city.  [An article about Dr. Trippe’s funeral can be found on page one of the February 18, 1909 issue.  A Tribute of Respect by a patient and friend can be found on page 5 of the March 11, 1909 issue.]


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