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An Insane Case-Patrick McGraw 1892


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Date: 6/21/2017 at 00:47:18

The Clinton Daily Age, Clinton, Iowa, May 2, 1892

An Insane Case

Patrick McGraw, of Bryant, was before the insane commissioners yesterday, charged with insanity, his son being the complainant in the case. Mr. McGraw employed E. C. Walsh to conduct the case in his behalf and a number of witnesses were called to testify in the matter. From the evidence introduced it appears that McGraw is insanely jealous of his wife and imagines she wants to do him injury. There has been considerable trouble in the family and some of the children claim that the old gentlemen is not in his right mind. Dr. D. Langan and Dr. A. Reynolds examined Mr. McGraw and testified that they didnít see anything in his conversation that would indicate he was of unsound mind; they thought his mind was sound on all subjects except one and that was jealously. The Commissioners decided that McGraw was not a fit subject for the asylum and discharged him from custody. McGraw is about 65 years of age and is a wealthy farmer.


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