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The youngest child of Mr. P. J. Swanson near Furnessville, aged 14 months, died very unexpectedly last Thursday morning after an illness of only a fews hours duration. While playing at the door step the day before it feel in a fit or spasm and when taken, breathed very hoarsely as though afflicted with croup. The respiration becoming more and more laborious until at last it expired being in that condition about 12 hours, no physician being called, as Mr. Swanson was away at the time. After death, ten live worms came up out of its mouth and nose, measuring from four to eight inches in length. Now the question arises, was it worms that killed the child or was it croup, and the worms seeking escape after death. Of course it is hard to tell, but the next older child was attacked with croup the next day, and would have probably died the following night had not medical aid been obtained its respiration being about ninety per minute and very hoarse.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: November 5, 1885
Volume Number: 2
Issue Number: 32
Page: 4
Column(s): 2

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    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
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