On January 8, 188, Gabrielle, an 18-year-old resident of a village 18 km from Arles, was bitten by a local shepherd’s dog with her left hand. The animal was shot, suspicions about his rabies were confirmed. Gabriel burned the wound with a red-hot iron (because of this, there was a scar on her arm), and was quickly sent to Paris, where she received a salvage injection of the latest rabies vaccine.
Actually, thanks to the diligent management and storage of documentation by the Pasteur Institute in Paris today it became possible to determine the full name of the girl.
A record of treatment from the Pasteur Institute with the name Gabrielle Berlatier, Institut Pasteur, Paris is given.