Chicago (Sep. 30)
Prof. A. A. Michaelson, famous scientist, gave hope to attending physicians today that he was winning a fight for life against bronchial pneumonia, the high fever which caused a hurried consultation of physicians yesterday, having abated during the night. Attendants at the Presbyterian Hospital early today announced Prof. Michaelson’s condition greatly improved and that he had spent a restful night.
Yesterday a consultation was called by Dr. Herman L. Krestchmer, attending physician, of Dr. James B. Herrick and Dr. Erneste Irons.
Prof. Michaelson entered the hospital four weeks ago for a minor operation. Bronchial pneumonia developed after another operation had been planned.
“Despite his grave condition, Prof. Michaelson is leaving it to his physicians to do the worrying,” Dr. Krestchmer said. “His fighting spirit and will to surmount difficulties, so notably manifested in his scientific experiments, may win this critical battle for him.”