Monday, May 7, 2012

NORMA SALAH, first Nova Scotian saved from death by PENICILLIN

67 years ago on July 24th 1944, the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper reported that Norma Salah had been snatched from the jaws of death by the new miracle drug PENICILLIN, which had just been released (in limited amounts for only the gravest cases) to  Canadian civilian hospitals, starting on the 12th of that same month.
   Norma was probably the first, or among the very first Nova Scotians, to have their lives saved by the world's most beloved medicine.
  Today's newspapers here mention the tragic death - from stabbing - of  a Norma Salah ,age 77.

   I haven't confirmed it, but it seems at least highly probable, that she is that same little girl from all those years ago.
   If so, what a sad ending to such a hopeful start in life....

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