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100 years ago: Family of boy bitten by cat anxiously awaits results of rabies test

July 1, 2012

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From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for July 1, 1912:

  • "June was a cool and pleasant month according to the figures compiled at the observatory of the University during the month. Only four days of the entire month were what is termed in the language of the weather man as 'hot days.' The hot day is one in which the temperature is over ninety degrees."
  • "A Lawrence family is anxiously awaiting the result of an examination of the head of a cat that is being made by Dr. S. J. Crumbine of Topeka. The family is that of little Less Rogers, the small son of Mrs. Nevada Rogers of 1407 Kentucky street and the cat is the one that bit the little fellow yesterday. It is feared that the cat may have been afflicted with rabies at the time it bit the boy.... The animal was captured and locked up and about an hour afterward died. Dr. S. T. Gillispie took charge of the little animal and immediately sent the head to Dr. S. J. Crumbine at Topeka for examination to determine the nature of its injury. If it is found that the animal had rabies, the little boy may be sent to a hospital for treatment. In the meantime he shows no signs of illness and it may be that the alarm is false."
  • "The lure of the national pastime induced three Haskell Indian boys to leave Lawrence Saturday for Kansas City where they heard an Indian team was in the progress of organization. The Haskell authorities learned of the runaways and asked Kansas City authorities to look out for the three."

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