VIII-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times

VIII-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times

Attempted Suicide at Kankakee Hospital

by: Frank Smith | publication date: July 24, 1935 | Publication: Chicago Daily Times | pages: 3

"Somebody shoved Mr. M---- into the room and he at once captured my interest. His temples were scarred and his neck all across the back was scored with slashes, freshly painted with mercurochrome. Louie L-----, the "tub" room trust, greeted me from the door, and explained about Mr. M----. "He's nuts," said Louie. "He's got bad blood, and he tried to kill himself with a piece of window pane. Don't pay no attention to him. Say I've got some swell socks, brand new. I'll sell 'em cheap to you, cause you're my pal." I wasn't interested in socks at the time. Not with Mr. M---- willing to tell me about his suicide attempt."

In this eighth article in the "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series, Frank Smith reveals his conversations with fellow patient at Kankakee Mr. M - who attempted suicide multiple times during his extended stay at the mental hospital.

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