The Home Defender was a civic organization newspaper published in St. Louis. On 11 December 1915, they published a list of injuries and deaths that pertained to tetanus during that year. Some people recovered from their illness; others did not.
The original articles are available at Missouri Historical Society.
With a suggestion from Dennis Northcott, Audrey Flavin transcribed and contributed this information for publication in the 2000 St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, volume 33, number 4, page 163.
|Abood, Nora||25 Sep 1915||Nora Abood, 22 years old, living at 910 LaSalle Street, cut her finger with a rusty knife on September 15. On September 25 tetanus developed, the wound having become tetanus infected. Under vigorous treatment with anti-tetanic serum the patient recovered.|
|Frame, George||11 Aug 1915||11 Aug 1915||George Frame, 3 years old, residing at 2811 Beacon Street was admitted to the Infectious Hospital August 11, having a wound of the foot which had become infected with tetanus. He died the same day.|
|Jones, James Hugh||26 Jul 1915||28 Jul 1915||James Hugh Jones, 17 years old, farmer, was admitted to the Barnes Hospital July 26, with a history of a nail wound of the foot; the wound became infected with tetanus and he died July 28.|
|Kiep, William||27 Aug 1915||William Kiep, 3 years old, residing at 729 Oregon Avenue fell from a fence injuring his arm. The wound later became tetanus infected and he died at the City Hospital August 27.|
|Peterson, Tom||12 Aug 1915||Tom Peterson, a laborer, living at 523 Elm Street, was admitted to the City Hospital August 12, with a history of running a nail into the ball of his right foot about July 27. About two weeks afterwards he developed tetanus. Under vigorous serum treatment this case recovered.|
|Roeschel, William||22 Aug 1915||24 Aug 1915||William Roeschel, 50 years old, residing at 2948 Dickson Street, was admitted to the City Hospital on August 22. He gave a history of having injured his index finger while cutting a piece of wood seven days previously. Six days afterwards he developed tetanus and died August 24.|
|Scharf, Frederick||21 Aug 1915||22 Aug 1915||Frederick Scharf, 53 years old, residing at 412A Lea Place, fell from a ladder, lacerating his left arm. The wound later became tetanus infected and he was admitted to the Ellen Osborne Hospital August 21 and died there August 22.|
|Weilgos, Frank||1 Sep 1915||Frank Weilgos, 50 years old, a laborer, residing at 166 Sidney Street, had his hand injured in a machine. He developed tetanus and died September 1 at the Alexian Brothers' Hospital.|
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