Madstone

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“Relda Dees, a little girl residing in [Madison], was bitten by a vicious dog, supposed to have been mad.  She was taken to Milton, Ky., where a madstone, in the possession of Mr. Lane, was applied, which adhered to the wound for three hours.” from the Cincinnati Enquirer, February 27, 1889

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“The four year-old son of George Wilkner, residing near Brooksburg,{Indiana], was bitten by a mad dog yesterday.  He was taken to Milton, Ky, today and the celebrated madstone applied to the wound.  It adhered for three hours before falling off.” from the Cincinnati Enquirer, November 24, 1890

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“Lawrence Miller, of New Marion, Ind., was bitten by a mad dog on the lip a few days ago and came to Milton yesterday across the Ohio River on the moving ice to have applied a madstone belonging to United States Storekeeper J. W. Lane.  The stone adhered to the wound for ten hours, when it dropped off.  The stone was cleaned and applied again and stuck to the wound for five hours. Miller returned home today, confident that no ill results will now follow.”  Cincinnati Enquirer, February 28, 1905.

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“Mrs. Cynthia Whitaker, who was bitten by a rabid dog night before last, hurried to Milton, Ky., to have the Lane mad-stone applied, returned last evening. After the stone had adhered one hour and twenty minutes, she pulled if off an came home. She was very restless last night, and went back to have the madstone applied once more.” Indianapolis Journal, July 12, 1890

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“Four Children of George Robert's family, of Hanover, bitten by a mad dog, were taken to Milton, Ky., last night, and Lane's madstone was applied, which adhered for ninety minutes in one case, and even longer in others. There is hope that the poison has been fully extracted.” Indianapolis News, January 8, 1898

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“A mad dog created considerable consternation in Charlestown [Indiana], and Utica township, biting cattle and horses. Amos Goodwin, near Speeds, was bitten. The dog was finally kicked to death buy a horse, owned by Cal Bothorffs. Goodwin will go to Milton, Ky., to have a madstone applied.” Indianapolis News, February 25, 1891

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“The wife of Wm. Maddux, residing near Madison, dies last Sunday. That same evening, while a number of relatives were gathered at the house a cat afflicted with rabies sprang out from under the porch and bit the six year old daughter of Mr. John Maddux. An effort was made to kill the cat, but it escaped. Later that night that cat attacked the daughter of Wm. Maddux, aged eleven years, lacerating her leg severely, Yesterday, the children were taken to Milton, Ky., where a madstone belonging to Mr. Lane was applied to the wound of Wm. Maddux's daughter, and adhered sixteen hours when it dropped off, It was then applied tot he other child.” Indianapolis Journal, October 25, 1889

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“A valuable shepherd dog, owned by George Hammel, of [Madison, Ind.], showing signs of madness, bit Mr. Hammel and three of his children, besides two horses, on his farm in Carrollton, Kentucky, and since then both horses have been seized of hydrophobia, necessitating their slaughter. Mr. Hammel and children have gone to Milton, Ky., to apply the Lane madstone.” Indianapolis News, July 30, 1901

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