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Hydrophobia from a Negro's Bite.

— » • Oscar Hill, a farmer, living near; Birmingham, Alaska, had died from hydrophobia, not from the bite of a dog, but from that of a negro. Hill quarrelled with one of his colored laborers, and!in an endeavor to push him from a barn was bitten in the arm and hand, and had one of his eyes nearly gouged out. The [bites were simply washed and tied up a cloth, and nor cauterised. Rapid inflamnation ensued, however, and most' pronounced symptoms of hydrophobia jwere evident three days after the fracas. ■ Hill received expert medical attention,) ,;blit: succumbed in frightful agony. ThejjSobV man in turn barked like a dog,j and mewed like a cat, and then changed to prolonged and terrific screaming. \ The^ negro has been arrested, says a telegram, but will undoubtedly be charged with manslaughter, not murder. ', ,

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Hydrophobia from a Negro's Bite., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2422, 6 May 1890

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Hydrophobia from a Negro's Bite. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2422, 6 May 1890

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