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Description: Saved by a "Madstone"Date: September 6 1883
Newspaper published in: Dallas, GA
Source: Madison County AL Library
Page/Column: Page 4, Column 6
Saved By a “Madstone”
William Pyle, a book agent residing with his wife and two children at Delaware, Ohio, was bitten by a mad dog on Saturday last. He was soon after taken with hydrophobia and was kept under control only by the use of strong opiates. Sunday he grew worse rapidly, and it was feared he would die. Monday a madstone was applied. This peculiar stone was found in the possession of a man named Lepp, whose father brought it from Virginia seventy years ago. The stone is of a lead-color and is shaped like a honey comb. It gave the afflicted man instant relief. The attending physicians, while placing very little confidence in the efficacy of the madstone, now declare that there is strong hope of the man’s recovery.