Kentuckiana Genealogy: Newspaper: Physician Severely Whipped as a Mean of Helping Him Overcome an Addition to Opium
|By Board Administration (Admin) (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 10:29 pm:|
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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