Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Princess gets rabies shot

April 21, 1913

Princess Maria Immaculata of Savoy, who is the wife of Prince Johann Georg of Saxony, today received a rabies shot from the Berlin Institutes's Dr. Koch, reports the New York Times in today's edition. Prince Johann Georg is the brother of King Friedrich August.
The princess and several members of her suite, as well as members of the domestic staff, suffered bites from the princess' favorite dog, "which had shown signs of irritation for a week and had snapped viciously at all comers." The dog was tested, and the report came back that the dog was suffering from rabies. The Princess and everyone else who had come in contact with the dog received the rabies inoculation.

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