Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

Illinois vs. August Spies et al. trial transcript no. 1
Testimony of Ferdinand Henroten, 1886 July 29.

Volume K, 643-645, 3 p.
Henroten, Ferdinand.

Direct examination by Mr. Grinnell. Cross-examination by Captain Black. Testified on behalf of the Prosecution, People of the State of Illinois.

Treated wounded officers during the days and weeks following the Haymarket bombing. Testified on various topics (page numbers provide a partial guide): medical care and wounds (vol.K 644).

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a witness called and sworn of behalf of the prople, was examined by Mr Grinell and testified as follows:

Q What is your name

A Ferdinand Henrotin.

Q You are a physician

A Yes sir.

Q Connected with any institutions in town?

A I am surgeon at the Alexian Brothers hospital, and on the staff of the county hospital.

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Q Surgeon of the police force?

A Examining surgeon.

Q Were you at the Desplaines street station the night of this 4th of May.

A No sir.

Q When did you examine and see the officers?

A I have examined them the next day, and the following days and almost every day since, some of them.

Q How many did you examine altogether?

A Sixty seven men.

Q How many of the sixty seven were wounded with bullets and how many with shells?

A I think about a half a dozen were apparently wounded with bullets.

Q The balance of the examination disclosed?

A Mostly bomb wounds.


Q Can you give the names of the few that were wounded with bullets?

A These men I never attended. I simply examined them, saw them at different stages, and judging from appearances simply, I have a record of a few that gave appearances of having been wounded with bullets. These different men, however, as I did not extract the bullets, I could not swear positively.

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Q Can you state how many, according to your best information and judgment had been wounded with bullets out of the sixty-seven?

A A half addzen I should judge gave appearances of having bullet wounds. This man Krueger had a plain pistol shot wound above the knee.

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