Illinois · Newspaper clippings

3 Suicides 

From the Chicago Daily Tribune
Published August 24, 1903

The article describes 3 suicides, 2 by ingestion of carbolic acid and one by gas. Carbolic acid was a fairly popular means of suicide during this time, due to being inexpensive and easily accessible. In 1904, Joplin City Marshal John A. McManamy commented on the use of carbolic acid and noted those who use it “suffer the greatest of agonies before they finally shuffle. In the event they do not take enough of the poison to produce death, the suffering they undergo while recovering is fearful.”

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