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A correspondent writes: "A case of hydrophobia was
successfully treated in India in, I think, 1868. The
patient was placed in a cane-bottomed chair and
covered with blankets, a few grains of mercury were
rubbed up with some sulfur and thrown on a pan
containing burning charcoal. The pan was placed
under the chair, frequent doses of mercury were
administered, intense salivation set in—the patient
was cured. Tonics and alum gargle removed the ill
effects of the mercury. The case was reported in the
Indian Medical Gazette, published at Calcutta by
Messrs. WYMAN and Co.