Category: Health and medicine

Dancing in a shroud

An American paper publishes a dispatch from Richmond (Va.) which says:- Several months ago Mrs Marion Hillitz, a highly respectable and wealthy German lady, was taken ill, and, in order to receive proper nursing and treatment, was removed to the…

A curious case

A very curious case has just come before the juge de paix of Neuilly. Some time ago, Madame Pluyette, a widow lady of 50, but who still attaches much importance to personal appearance, had the misfortune, in playing with a…

Extraordinary restoration of speech

Mr John Underwood, son of Mr William Underwood, of the Fox Inn, Baxter Gate, Loughborough, joined the Marine Artillery about nineteen years ago, and in February last went abroad. He was seized with an attack of paralysis which took away…

An extraordinary cure

The New York Sun gives the story of a cure effected on two violently insane patients in the Hudson County Lunatic Asylum, by the superintendent, Dr George W King, formerly of Springfield, Massachusetts. His successful experiment was to place the…

Skin-grafting extraordinary

“Walter Gibson, 175 pieces; Milton Gibson 250; John Drake, 300; Frederick Ranney, 300; Shellman Stewart, 60; Langdon Howes, 75; Murray Sanders, 40; Robert Henning, 60; Albert Wallace, 60.” The foregoing list, remarks the Globe, represents perhaps the strangest contribution made…

Extraordinary case

The Times gives the particulars of a death which took place a few days ago from a singular cause at Gayton-le-Marsh. The deceased was a woman about thirty years of age, and as her medical attendants had been much puzzled…