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April 12, 1884


JAMA. 1884;II(15):417-418. doi:10.1001/jama.1884.04360020025007

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London, March, 1884.

Some of your readers who have been present at the annual meetings of the British Medical Association, may have noticed Dr. Price, of South Wales, who considers himself the nineteenth century representative of the ancient Druids; he always dressed in green trousers and a sort of white smock coat, with a fox's skin by way of head covering. It appears cremation was the Druidical means of disposing of the dead. Some weeks ago the neighborhood of Dr. Price's residence was startled one evening by the reflection of a fire on a hill-top near. Upon closer investigation it appeared the doctor was engaged burning the body of his child in a cask of petroleum. After a scene of excitement the charred remains were rescued, and eventually the exponent of Druidism was arraigned before Lord Justice Stephen at the winter assizes at Cardiff. His lordship, after discussing at length

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