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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2019 10:05 p.m. PST

"More than one writer has called Doc a "deadly dentist" who killed several men during his turbulent life. Most likely Doc encouraged these stories about his deadly reputation, it was a good way to make a man think before calling him out, but how many men did Doc Holliday actually kill?

The only one confirmed is his shotgun killing of Tom McLaury in the street fight near the O.K. Corral. During the heat of battle his shots probably hit both Frank McLaury and Billy Clanton. Some historians claim he also shot and killed Mike Gordon in Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1879. At least one writer believes he killed Old Man Clanton at Guadalupe Canyon on August 13, 1881.

In other altercations he shot Charley White, Milt Joyce, Florentino Cruz and Billy Allen but none of these died by his bullets. There were a number of other deadly altercations including Ed Bailey, Budd Ryan, Kid Colton and Mike Gordon but there are no newspaper…"
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Personal logo mrwigglesworth Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2019 3:19 a.m. PST


SOB Van Owen14 Apr 2019 8:05 a.m. PST

He didn't use novocaine either, and used a hand cranked drill with dull bits.

Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2019 11:02 a.m. PST

Possibly when he was aiming at the mouth?

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2019 3:31 p.m. PST



The Tin Dictator14 Apr 2019 4:26 p.m. PST

I saw him shoot Ringo in the movie.
So that MUST be true.

AussieAndy14 Apr 2019 7:47 p.m. PST

Was that in Help or A Hard Day's Night?

Zephyr114 Apr 2019 9:33 p.m. PST

"The only one confirmed is his shotgun killing of (…)"

It's been confirmed that he loaded his shotgun with teeth he'd pulled. Said it gave it 'more of a bite'… :-p

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2019 10:49 a.m. PST



Old Wolfman16 Apr 2019 7:27 a.m. PST

Not to mention his galpal,Big Nose Kate,who outlived Doc. helped him escape jail at least once.

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