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Strange Case of Death


Posted By: Karen-Volunteer (email)
Date: 8/29/2018 at 15:56:16

Strange Case of Death-
About one of the most singular cases of death that ever came within our province to mention is that of Milton W. Blair, of Louisa county, who died, last week in California, of the hiccoughs.

Mr. Blair is an old merchant of Louisa county, but has not been engaged in business for a number of years. He has been residing near Morning Sun since retiring from business.

Last fall he was attacked with a fit of hiccoughing, which continued for some weeks, with scarcely any intermission. Becoming alarmed at the long continuance of the spell, Mr. B. came to Burlington to consult with a doctor, who, after treating him a while, declared he could give him no relief.

From this city he proceeded to Chicago, and consulted the best medical authorities there, who did all in their power, but could not relieve him.

By their advice he went to California, accompanied by his sister, thinking that the change of climate would help him, remaining in that State to the time of his death, hiccoughing almost continually, and having but few intervals of rest.

The continued strain and distress wore him to a mere shadow of his former self, and last week his sister telegraphed to friends and relatives in this and Louisa counties that he was dead.-Burlington (Iowa) Hawkeye.

Source: Santa Cruz Weekly Sentinel, Volume 22, Number 13, 4 September 1875 (California)


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