Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Weston Peace

Taken Back to Eloise; The Detroit Free Press; May 26, 1904

You have to wonder if, like James McDermont afterwards, the paint fumes were more the malady in their cases than an actual mental defect. Considering the lead content and God knows what other chemicals it's quite a possibility.

No matter, they were caged in the grand asylum until death took them. For Weston it was 15 months of decline from the date of his return before finally succumbing to the great killer "exhaustion." I wonder how many folks died from "exhaustion" at the old slaughterhouse on Michigan Ave. Seriously, do you think some of these people were euthanized? I do.

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