Worst of all, the fever had settled in Mary's eyes and Mary was blind.
February 4, 2013 12:13 PM Subscribe
“When I’m in clinic,” Dr. Tarini said, “and I tell parents their child has scarlet fever, I see their eyes widen. In my mind, it’s no different than a strep throat with a rash, but the specter of history colors their reaction.” Those emotional words describing Mary’s lost vision still carry weight with the parents who read and remember “By the Shores of Silver Lake” and all the books that came before and after it.But it turns out Mary Ingalls probably didn't have Scarlet Fever after all.
- Original article, behind paywall, in the journal Pediatrics.
- Article about Vinton School for the Blind in Iowa, where Mary attended
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