Policeman Ernest Staab's Heroic Effort


This file appears in: The Cleveland Clinic X-Ray Fire of 1929
Policeman Ernest Staab's Heroic Effort

Perhaps the largest heroic effort was made by Policeman Ernest Staab, who was recorded as saving 21 lives during the tragedy that killed 123 people at the Cleveland Clinic. After seemingly recovering and returning to duty, he collapsed while working on his lawn. Near death, he was rushed to a hospital and placed under an oxygen tent as shown above.

Image courtesy of Cleveland State University. Michael Schwartz Library. Special Collections.


This file appears in: The Cleveland Clinic X-Ray Fire of 1929