|Archival material of the month - July 2011|
Rabies used to cause a great panic and loss. The letter written in the Macskási estate in 1932 evokes a rabid dog’s attack against a herd of swine. This letter was written to ask for information from the vaccine producing Chamberland-Pasteur Institute (it is the Laboratoire Pasteur-Chamberland founded in 1890 for vaccine production) about the spreading of the disease, the mitigation of damages and precautionary measures. The Hungarian Royal Institute of Bacteriology came into the possession of this letter, it is from its files. Unfortunately, the response letter did not survive.
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