Celtic F.C. groundsman’s error


November 19, 1923
Drank liniment in mistake for medicine.
Suffering from poisoning, William Quinn (47), who is employed as a groundsman to Celtic Football Club, was admitted to Glasgow Royal Infirmary yesterday, and his condition at present is regarded as serious.

It appears that Mr. Quinn, who resides at 750 Great Eastern Road, Glasgow, had been feeling ill during the night, and rose from bed in order to obtain a bottle of medicine from a cupboard.

There was a number of other bottles in the cupboard, and he apparently lifted the wrong bottle by mistake. Mr. Quinn had taken a quantity of liniment consisting of a mixture of aconite, belladonna, and chloroform, before the error was discovered.

An ambulance waggon was summoned immediately and the unfortunate man was removed to the Infirmary, where he lies in an unconscious condition.
(Dundee Courier: November 20, 1923)