Thursday, December 12, 2013

Mother's Little Helper is What Ailed the Good Doctor

The Detroit Free Press, September 11, 1913
There's a plethora of songs about doctors making people feel better that I could mention here but instead I'll stick to the facts. Dr. S. Southwick was a junkie. Though he was called a victim--and in a sense he probably was considering the time--he was taken for rehab stints at Eloise in 1904, 1906, 1912 to regain his "sanity". Another bout of insanity reared its head in September of 1913 and calls started coming in to central police station concerning his behavior. The once prominent doctor was once again sent away to regain his mental health.

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