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Dillon Herald Thursday November 21, 1935 Vol 41 #4 issue pg 1

Young Latta Girl Dies of Hydrophobia

Bitten by a dog last September, Miss Tommie Herring, 16-year-old girl of Latta, died Saturday morning at the Florence Infirmary. Miss Herring was given the Pasteur treatment, but did not respond to the treatment, this case being one out of a thousand in which the treatment failed. The following account of her death is taken from the Morning News:

Stricken with hydrophobia Tuesday from the bite of a mad dog on September 15, Miss Tommie Herring, 17 year old girl of Latta, died at the McLeod Infirmary early yesterday morning. The body was carried to Latta for the funeral services and interment. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs T H Herring of Latta.

Miss Herring was rushed to the infirmary here on Thursday after her physician had diagnosed her case as hydrophobia. She became rapidly worse and died early yesterday. She had taken the Pasteur treatment as soon as it was determined that the dog had rabies, but happened to be the one of the one in a thousand, according to physicians, who do not respond to the treatment.

Miss Herring was buried at Dothan church Monday morning. She is survived by her parents, Mr and Mrs Tom Herring, and a number of brothers and sisters.

Transcribed and contributed by Carolyn Klear, 27 May 2002.


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