Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Toppan” in article 1 of The Daily Dispatch: January 9, 1861., [Electronic resource]:

...he uselessness of remedies. It was a strongly marked and undoubted case of hydrophobia, rapidly hastening to a fatal result. During Friday night, at intervals, it required several men to hold Mr. Toppan during the spasms, and in the morning it was found necessary to send to the police station for policemen, with manacles, to secure him to the bedstead, so violent were the contortions, to prevent him...
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