Tag: Insane

Driven mad by spiders

James Payn, a native of Liverpool, is now in hospital at Portland (Oregon), recovering from an attack of insanity, the result of a strange incident. Last October he started on his way across the continent, and visited various cities. At…

An extraordinary cure

The New York Sun gives the story of a cure effected on two violently insane patients in the Hudson County Lunatic Asylum, by the superintendent, Dr George W King, formerly of Springfield, Massachusetts. His successful experiment was to place the…

A madman eating his own fingers

A man named Peters was landed at Dover on Tuesday, from the German brigantine Apollo, and taken to an hospital, whence he will be sent to an asylum. He became mad through excessive drinking. During his frenzy he bit off…