Road Blocks Researching Mental Patients

There was this article  in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this last Sunday which tells of trying to investigate family members that were former patients in mental hospitals. Some of the road blocks are related to government restricts of records from even over a hundred years old.  Some very basic information, such as burial locations are sometimes …

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Black Plague

A recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has science website buzzing. It confirms that medieval plague that caused the Black Death in Europe from 1347 to 1351 was caused by the Yersinia pestis bacteria. That bacteria still exists today but is nowhere as lethal as it once was. Recent analysis …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-11

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. Harry W. Slack was born 29 Jan. 1877 in Waterloo, NY as the only child of Edward and Adelia (Cooper) Slack. Harry enlisted in the Army 17 June 1898 in Rochester, NY for the Spanish-American …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-10

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. Daniel H. Nelson was born 31 Oct. 1893 in Rochester, NY. He was the son of John W. Nelson. In the 1900 census Daniel, aged 7 was living with his father, John at 1 Pine …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-9

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. Frederick C. Sours was born 18 Aug. 1881 to Henry Lowell and Mary J. (Wilson) Sours. An online source says that Henry Sours died of tuberculosis on 3 Nov. 1885. The same online source says …

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