Consumption Cottage An Illinois cottage where an unusually large number of tenants died of consumption.
While we know Black Dogs as harbingers of Death, earthly black dogs were also considered to be a source of a remedy for tuberculosis. Here is an account of that macabre and dubious remedy.
A grim and grewsome look at people who drink blood and plunge their children into entrail baths–all in the name of health. Comes with a doctor’s warning: “the appetite for blood becomes even stronger than that for liquor, and cases have been known where it has produced mania of the most violent type.” You have been warned.