Tuberculin Rabbit Shrine
Paul Smiths, New York
On Rabbit Island, on Upper Saint Regis Lake, there is a plaque bolted to a rock, known as the Tuberculin Rabbit Shrine. The shrine was commemorated in 1972, and honors Edward Livingston Trudeau, a man who injected rabbits with tuberculosis in the 1880s. By leaving them on the island, he discovered "the importance of environment" in treating the disease. Rabbit Island is privately owned and "tourists aren't encouraged."
Edward Trudeau was the great-grandfather of Gary "Doonsbury" Trudeau.