Genealogy in Southern Indiana and Northern Kentucky
Thursday June 22nd 2017

Physician Severely Whipped as a Means of Helping Him Overcome Addiction to Opium

Kalamazoo (MI) Gazette, August 10, 1879, p. 3. NOTE: Although not specifically stated, this sounds like a whitecapping.

A physician at Salem, Ind., was addicted to opium eating, and his neighbors tried to cure him by tying him to a tree, whipping him severely, and making him take a vow of reformation.
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