Monday, July 18, 2005

The Dangers of Cold Water

From the (Salem, Mass.) Essex Gazette of Aug. 13, 1771:

DIED—In this Town, the Beginning of last Week, one Mr. Macnamara, by drinking and wetting himself with cold Water.—At Danvers, last Tuesday, Mr. William Hutchinson, who was taken up in the Road, almost dead, carried into a House, and died in a few Minutes, having, it is supposed, drank too freely of cold Water ; and the same Day, Mr. Daniel Marble, whose Death was also occasioned by drinking cold Water.

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