A Dog Nurse





[Feb. 20, 1875.]



A patient recently consulted me who was blind and subject to fits. I

pointed out to her friends the danger to which she was exposed in case a

fit came on when she was in the vicinity of a fire, and they informed me

that she incurred little or no risk, because a favourite dog ran at once

and fetched assistance the moment a fit came on. This intelligent animal

would rush into the next house barking eagerly, would seize the dress of

the woman who lived there, and drag her to the assistance of his

mistress. If one did not go, he would seize another, and exhibited the

most lively symptoms of distress until his object was accomplished.



CHARLES BELL TAYLOR, M.D., F.R.C.S.





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