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January 23, 1892

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.

Author Affiliations
Professor of Theory and Practice of Medicine, and Clinical Diseases of the Chest and Nervous System, Fort Wayne College of Medicine. Fort Wayne, Ind.; Fellow of the American Academy of Medicine; President of the Fort Wayne Academy of Medicine.
JAMA. 1892;XVIII(4):91-94. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411080001001

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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

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