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Pages from the Past: Determined efforts by Catonsville physician save toddler who nearly drowned in goldfish pond

An article in the May 28, 1937 edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian reported on the heroic effort by an area doctor to save the life of a little boy who had fallen into a backyard goldfish pond.

Charles T. Cockey, two and one-half year old son of Mr. and Ms. Charles T. Cockey, was found unconscious in a shallow goldfish pool on the grounds of his home on Thursday afternoon of this week, and was revived by a physician after he apparently had ceased to breathe.

Dr. George T. Urban of Frederick avenue, near Mellor avenue, Catonsville, said he administrated adrenaline and gave artificial...