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November 30, 1901


Author Affiliations

Professor of Pathology, Northwestern University Medical School. CHICAGO.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(22):1442-1443. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470480012002a

In the past five years several cases of suspected hydrophobia have been brought to my notice from various quarters of the State of Ohio, and I desire to lay before you a condensed account of them.

Case 1.  —This case came to my laboratory at the Medical Department of the University of Wooster, Cleveland (now the Cleveland College of Physicians and Surgeons), in the winter of 1896, Dr. J. F. Hobson, Lakewood, Ohio, submitting it. Two weeks previously a dog, acting suspiciously, had bitten a boy in Lakewood; the dog was killed and buried, and the lad came to Dr. Hobson for treatment of the wound. His parents became anxious and alarmed, and had the dog's carcass exhumed, and it was brought to the laboratory frozen and in good state of preservation. Three rabbits and one dog were inoculated with an emulsion of the suspected animal's medulla, by the subdural

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