[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
May 19, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(3):244-252. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970030062018


Death from Rabies.—  According to the U. S. Public Health Service, early in January a 26-year-old woman died in Alabama of rabies. On May 4, 1955, she had been bitten on the right thumb by an unidentified stray dog, which was not submitted for laboratory examination. Information as to the extent of antirabies treatment administered subsequent to the bite was not available at the time of the report. Presence of negri bodies was demonstrated in the brain tissue of the deceased.

Personal.—  Dr. Ferdinand F. Schwartz, associate professor of clinical medicine at the Medical College of Alabama, Birmingham, was recently invited to help organize a physical medicine and rehabilitation clinic at the Baptist Hospital in Baraquilla, Colombia, South America. The clinic will serve arthritics and crippled children.—Dr. Henry E. Askin, Alexander City, was recently honored at a banquet of the Chamber of Commerce, where he was named "Man of