Pasadena, Cal., May 22, 1899.
To the Editor:
—I wish to report the occurrence of the first truly authenticated case of hydrophobia in Southern California. The onset, course of the disease, and death were typic, and subdural injections of cerebrospinal fluid of the patient into rabbits were followed by death of one of the three animals experimented on (after a period of twelve days) in convulsions followed by paralysis. As the whole case was a characteristic one (and it was my privilege to see a great many cases with Pasteur, in Paris, in the spring of 1893), the details are hardly worth publishing; but as Southern California has so far been considered exempt from this disease, the occurrence of this first authenticated case, I believe, merits chronicling in the interest of medical statistics and of public sanitation. Any details of the case, of postmortem finding, etc., will be gladly forthcoming,