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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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-8

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. Janet J. (Joseph) Stadt was born 9 Sept. 1904 to Max and Rebecca Joseph. The parents were both born in Russia. Janet married Emmett J. Stadt in 1925 in Rochester. He was born 24 Mar …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-7

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. Edna J. (Mayne) Bartholf was born 7 May 1886 to John W. and Phoebe M. Mayne. John was born in England and Phoebe was born in NY State. Edna graduated from Geneseo Normal School (now …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-6

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. John B. Mousso was born 14 Nov. 1901. He was one of 12 children of Peter and Laura Mousso. In the 1920 census John is age 15 and living with his parents at 805 Garfield …

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Plutonium Injections – Patient HP-5

This biography is in honor of one of the patients that were injected with plutonium in Rochester, NY during WWII. Paul R. Galinger was born 4 Jan. 1889 to Henry and Elizabeth Galinger. Paul had a younger sister Mable E. Galinger. The family is living in Waterloo, NY in the 1900 census. Also living with …

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