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Odd Wisconsin Archive

Toads & Flu Season

Feeling under the weather? You might want to try this mid-19th century treatment for "smallpox, the plague, or any eruptive fever." On second thought, you probably can't find the major ingredient at this time of year. For details about the other bizarre medical event mentioned here, see this article from the Milwaukee Journal. Both are from our online collection of 16,000 Wisconsin local history and biography articles.
:: Posted in Bizarre Events on December 17, 2004
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