Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Lamp Post, June, 1934: A Publication of the Michigan State Sanitorium at Howell, Michigan

Here is another issue that has not been properly vetted but this blog isn't exactly a scientific foray either so we'll survive.

The lead article, Tuberculosis and Character, by Dr. Andrew H. Woods hoped to diffuse the fear of both practitioner and patient of tuberculosis altering the mental makeup of those afflicted with the disease. Woods spoke of an educated belief that patients whom tended to remain positive had a better outcome with their treatment and cure rate. The happy chatter in The Lamp Post seems to reflect that sentiment.

Two interesting asides from page sixteen caught my attention: Felix Knetchel, presumably a patient was in the process of forming a baseball team and had snagged Mac Hinchey of Gregory to be the catcher. Also, Lawrence Owens was apparently the crock shot animal hunter at the San, killing snakes, chicken hawks, crows and others. One particular old crow which lived up in a hickory tree had eluded his shotgun sights but he vowed a fatal resolution.

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