"Mad dog"
This 1826 cartoon depicts a “mad dog” in the London streets, attacking people. You can note the “Hydrophobia!” warning posted in the upper left-hand side of the caricature.
Rabies was definitely a thing people wanted to avoid, and was especially terrifying because they didn’t understand anything useful about the virus. All they knew was if you got bit by a mad dog, you had less than a year before you went dumb or manic and then ended up dead, yourself…at least if your bite wound didn’t get infected and kill you before then!

"Mad dog"

This 1826 cartoon depicts a “mad dog” in the London streets, attacking people. You can note the “Hydrophobia!” warning posted in the upper left-hand side of the caricature.

Rabies was definitely a thing people wanted to avoid, and was especially terrifying because they didn’t understand anything useful about the virus. All they knew was if you got bit by a mad dog, you had less than a year before you went dumb or manic and then ended up dead, yourself…at least if your bite wound didn’t get infected and kill you before then!

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    It’s like when my dog walks down the street with me
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