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The Daily Dispatch: February 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Death from hydrophobia. (search)
Death from hydrophobia. --Mr. John Cox, an old citizen of Cleveland, Ohio, died on the 1st instant, of hydrophobia. The Cleveland Plain dealer, after stating that he was bit in the hand by a dog last September, says: After the wound healed, Mr. Cox thought no more about the matter, and had no suspicion that the dog was rabid, or that he stood in any danger from an attack of hydrophobia. He first complained of pains in the left arm on Monday, the 28th ult. On Tuesday evening he soaked his feet in warm water, and, after drinking a hot sling, went to bed, feeling quite comfortable. At ten o'clock that night he awoke with a sudden start and a cry of fright. His daughter came to his bedside and asked him if he would like a glass of water. He replied that he would. She brought the water, and he rose up in the bed to receive it, but as soon as his eye fell upon it he started back in a spasm, and exclaimed, "I know what is the matter with me, it is that bite!" From that time