Medicine: Rabies

In Louisville, Ky., 15 families were registered last week with the public health department as having one or more members taking the Pasteur treatment to immunize them against rabies (hydrophobia) caught, it was feared, from the bites of rabid dogs. Private physicians were treating others.

Dr. Arthur T. McCormack, secretary of the State Board of Health, attributed the Louisville situation to: 1) dogs left un-muzzled by their owners; 2) ownerless dogs which the state has neglected to kill off; 3) failure to immunize dogs with rabies vaccine.

Rabies is a disease which attacks...

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