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100 years ago: Schoolboy bitten by rabid dog sent for Pasteur treatment

January 22, 2011

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From the Lawrence Daily World for Jan. 22, 1911:

  • “The tramp dog which savagely bit little Willie Curby in the face at Riverside school [see OHT for Jan. 19, 1911] had rabies. A telegram late yesterday from the medical institution in Kansas City to which the brain had been sent for inspection, brought confirmation of the local physician’s fears. As soon as it became known that the dog was infected with rabies, Dr. Phillips, the attending physician, advised taking the boy to Kansas City for the Pasteur treatment. The chances to escape infection when an individual is bitten by a mad dog is about one in a hundred, and the parents of the injured boy concluded to take no chances. When taken advantage of in time, the Pasteur treatment is practically a positive cure for hydrophobia.”
  • “The Kansas Bottlers who concluded their convention at Wichita yesterday promulgated [an] order which further hikes the cost of living.... Bottled pop at 10 cents a bottle, with a nickel rebated if the bottles are returned, is promised by the Bottlers the coming summer.”
  • “Thieves entered the cellar of Mrs. U. G. Glenn, 1245 Pa., Thursday night and appropriated 30 quarts of canned fruit, her entire winter supply. Entrance was effected through an outside door.”

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