Friday, March 29, 2013

Application Of The Mad Stone

Two weeks ago yesterday the son of Mr. Temple of this city, was bitten on the thumb by a mad dog.  The same animal bit other dogs, and hydrophobia ensued.  This of course, alarmed his parents, and last week the young man was taken to the owner of the mad stone – the Rev. R. W. Blake of Lisbon, Linn county, in this state.  The stone was applied on Saturday night, and filled itself three times with a greenish matter.  The fourth time it was only partially filled, after which it would draw no more.  Mr. Temple now feels confident that the poison is entirely withdrawn, and that no evil effects will come of it. – Davenport Democrat.

– Published in The Waterloo Courier, Waterloo, Iowa, Wednesday, April 16, 1862, p. 2

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