Among the arrivals from Europe by the steamship Etruria yesterday was Dr. Valentine Mott, who spent a week or more with M. Pasteur. Dr. Mott brought with him a memento of his visit to the Paris physician in the shape of a rabbit which was inoculated with rabies virus on the day he left Paris. He was too tired yesterday to talk at any length of the result of his visit to Pasteur, but intimated that he was in every way equipped to perform the work in America which Pasteur is doing in Europe. The inoculated rabbit is alive and rabid.
Originally published in The New York Times on May 17, 1886