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Cases of hydrophobia are fortunately so very rare, and the pathology of the disease so little understood, that I do not think any apology is necessary in offering the following contribution to the subject. The first case, alone, fell under my personal observation. A brief synopsis of the second is presented, which, while very imperfect, is yet believed to serve the purpose of giving a clinical picture in outline.
Case 1.—On June 27, 1891, I was called in consultation with Dr. N. R. W., of Coesse, Ind., to visit Mr. R. D., æt, 76.
The patient, a well-to-do farmer, had sent for Dr. Wenger on the evening of June 25, because of a feeling of oppression in the chest which had troubled him all day.
From Dr. W. and the family I obtained the following history:
About six weeks previously he had been bitten by a pet dog, which had been
McCASKEY GW. REPORT OF TWO CASES OF HYDROPHOBIA, WITH POST-MORTEM EXAMINATION OF ONE CASE.Read before the Tri-State Medical Society at Angola, Indiana, July 14, 1891. JAMA. 1892;XVIII(4):91–94. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411080001001
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