Dillon Herald Thursday November 21, 1935 Vol 41 #4 issue pg 1
Young Latta Girl Dies of Hydrophobia
Bitten by a dog last September, Miss Tommie Herring, 16-year-old girl of
Latta, died Saturday morning at the Florence Infirmary. Miss Herring was
given the Pasteur treatment, but did not respond to the treatment, this case
being one out of a thousand in which the treatment failed. The following
account of her death is taken from the Morning News:
Stricken with hydrophobia Tuesday from the bite of a mad dog on September
15, Miss Tommie Herring, 17 year old girl of Latta, died at the McLeod
Infirmary early yesterday morning. The body was carried to Latta for the
funeral services and interment. She was the daughter of Mr and Mrs T H
Herring of Latta.
Miss Herring was rushed to the infirmary here on Thursday after her
physician had diagnosed her case as hydrophobia. She became rapidly worse
and died early yesterday. She had taken the Pasteur treatment as soon as it
was determined that the dog had rabies, but happened to be the one of the one
in a thousand, according to physicians, who do not respond to the treatment.
Miss Herring was buried at Dothan church Monday morning. She is survived
by her parents, Mr and Mrs Tom Herring, and a number of brothers and sisters.