In 1880 the Hudson Post wrote that "Raw onions pounded to a pulp, bound on the neck, is said to be as good a remedy for diphtheria as is known. It has been tried by several families in Pittsford and Wright and found to be an excellent remedy."

In 1931 a free "chest clinic" was held in the Hillsdale County Courthouse for those possibly exposed to tuberculosis.

On July 20, 1925, a temporary hospital was set up in the Pinkham and Wright Auditorium (the 2nd floor of today's Midtown Building) for a nose, ear and throat clinic. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, 58 City and County children had their tonsils removed.

Carol A. Lackey