Monday, April 16, 2012
Charbon is also known as Anthrax.
There are earlier cases like this one from 1800 in The Louisiana Planter.
But this citation finally indicates a cure from the LSU Special Collections library - URL documented in sales slips for vaccinations from the year 1872. "Letters from Roman Daigre and Thomas Garrett both report cases of charbon in their mules and discuss supplies and funds needed to take care of the disease.... Also included is a handwritten note by Edward J. Gay describing the cure for charbon."
A Louisianian was innoculated by Pasteur Institute for a dog bite.
Posted by Louisiana Genealogy Blogs at 1:15 PM