130 Years Ago
Blackleg: The cattle disease, blackleg, is caused by a cane shaped parasite which enters the blood through the digestive organs... It was not at first supposed to be dangerous to man. The disease has been prevalent among the cattle in the eastern part of the State, and now a number of Indians in the valleys are suffering from something which resembles blackleg. There is scarcely a doubt that it is now affecting the Indians as they have been eating freely the meat of cattle which were infected.
120 Years Ago
Political rabies: There are times when a …