Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Good morning. Today is the 10th day of the year. The Brooklyn Daily Eagle of Jan. 10, 1901, reported on a “novel cure” for tuberculosis, at that time called consumption, by Dr. George Hopkins of Ryerson Street in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. His cure consisted of shining “decomposed light,” or bright electric lights filtered through a prism, at the patient. While Dr. Hopkins may have had success with some patients, the standard treatment for tuberculosis since the 1940s has been antibiotics.
Well-known people who were born today include Brooklyn-born singer Pat Benatar, U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (R-Missouri), poet Philip Levine, former boxer George Foreman, singer Rod Stewart (“Maggie Mae,” “Tonight’s the Night”), U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-Arkansas).