Approved | | Biography, Romance, Western
The story of William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, legendary westerner, from his days as an army scout to his later activities as owner of a Wild West show.
Navajo Indians from Arizona played the majority of the Indians in this film.
William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody:
What killed my son?
William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody: What's that?
Doctor: A germ.
William F. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody: Where does it come from?
Doctor: Water systems... and sewage. It's a crowd disease. A disease of civilization.
After Kit Carson Cody dies (in 1876) the attending doctor describes diphtheria as being caused by "a germ in the water system and sewerage." However, the first recorded instance of this disease being linked to unclean drinking wells was first published in the British Medical Journal in 1880. In the 1870s, in the USA, the real cause of the disease was still unknown.
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