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William Schrum

Not a Snake.
EDITOR VIDETTE: -- I wish to correct a statement that has been during the past few days rapidly circulated in our city, in regard to vomiting what was supposed by some to be a lizard or snake, by one of our citizens, Mr. Wm. Schrum. The object ejected from the stomach resembled in form something similar to a snake about ten inches in length and a half inch in diameter. Dr. J. V. Herriot called at my office and we examined it with a pocket magnifying-glass. With that instrument the object resembled coagulated milk. Subsequent to that I made in the absence of Dr. Herriot, a re-examination with the microscope of five hundred magnifying power. Taking a transverse section and placing it on the glass, the instrument at once developed its base as consisting of lime interspersed with adulterated milk globules. The death of Mr. Schrum was caused by being a slave to a depraved appetite co-existing with a tremulous condition of his body and limbs, delirium et mania e potu.

Newspaper: Porter County Vidette
Date of Publication: August 20, 1874
Volume Number: 18
Issue Number: 34
Page: 3
Column(s): 5

Key to Newspaper Publication Locations:
    Newspapers Published in Chesterton, Porter County, Indiana
                Chesterton Tribune
                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

    Newspapers Published in Valparaiso, Porter County, Indiana
                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
                Valparaiso Practical Observer
                Vidette and Republic
                Western Ranger

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