|Birth: ||Dec. 27, 1819|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1885|
Dr. Don Carlos Case. One of the most interesting tells how Dr. Case treated patients afflicted with skin cancer by focusing natural sunlight (ultraviolet radiation) with two cobalt vases. The "cobalt radiation" was directed to the cancerous tissue.
Another tale involved one of the yellow fever epidemics, which struck the area. Dr. Case was called to the home of a sea captain infected with the virus. The delirious seaman told Dr. Case that he knew he was going to die and wanted to clear his conscious. As a youth, the captain had been a pirate. The motley crew had come ashore near Ocean Springs and buried a treasure. The dying man gave Dr. Case exact directions to the location of the interred valuables. Because of the man's condition, Dr. Case disregarded the tale as a dying man's hallucination. Several weeks later Case was near the purported treasure site and recognized some of the landmarks described by the deceased sea captain. When he approached the exact site, Don Carlos Case found a gaping hole in the earth. There was a family living nearby. Dr. Case asked them if they knew about the hole. "Yes", they replied. "Several weeks ago a small ship dropped anchor in the bay. A dinghy came ashore. The sailors left in a jolly mood"
Dr. Don Carlos Case died at Ocean Springs on January 7, 1885. Martha
Roberta L. Staples Case (1863 - 1928)*
Mary Jane Case Emery (1860 - 1932)*
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Record added: Sep 25, 2009
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