Sunday, October 28, 2012

Little Lillie and the Tapeworm

While doing some research on a cousin I came across an incredible story about her in 1909.  I can remember hearing something about this while growing up, and it terrified me that something like that could really happen. I never knew until now just which cousin of my grandfather's that it happened to. 

Kind of gruesome! Just think though that some people used this as a medical cure during those times. The drug store mentioned still exists today! I can't image them displaying a tapeworm for all to see in these times.

Lille went on to live a happy healthy life. She married and had several children.

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