Diseased through Sympathy

As a result of reading a sensational article in a local newspaper about cerebro-spinal meningitis, Bertha Schreiber, seventeen years old, of No. 1526 Elliott Avenue, St. Louis, Mo., is dying of that disease at her home.

Hers is what is known in the medical world as a case of sympathetic contagion. According to her physicians, her malady is due solely to the strong impression made upon her mind by the article in question. It was printed about two weeks ago.

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April 13, 1899
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