|Detroit Free Press, February 24, 1899 (enlarge)|
The synopsis of this story seems to be that Mrs. Charles St. Mary had a few conjugal visits from her mister at the asylum. She became pregnant. She died after childbirth from either sepsis or a morphine overdose. Nobody was really clear on the matter. At least not under oath. No morphine was given to Mrs. St. Mary but a slight amount appeared in her system during the autopsy. Unless there is a natural chemical reaction in the body that produces a similar substance to morphine, somebody was lying. Everybody lies. Isn't that what Dr. House always said? At the county house it was a given. A place that House himself would have fit seamlessly into.