Wednesday, May 11, 2016

The Carbolic Death Plague Continues

The Detroit Free Press, January 15, 1911
Apparently drama is a worldwide phenomena that has persisted from time immemorial. But you'd think that when a former mental patient cried out "I want to die" that you'd take her pleas sincerely. Especially if you were employed at Eloise, even if it was only as an electrician. No sir!

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Schreiter thought nothing of the outburst until Helen Russell, 24, bound down the stairs with chemical burns about her face. Dr. Marker was quickly summoned. Too late. Her body was discharged to a sister, Mrs. George Dikeman, living at 89 Twenty-Eighth Street in Detroit.

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