Dr. G. W. Appleby Kills Infant-1900
APPLEBY, HOBSON, WEARLY
Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 4/19/2021 at 17:02:17
Manchester Democrat, Wednesday, Jan 24, 1900, Manchester, IA, Page: 6
Dr. G. W. Appleby, for several years the leading physician at Bristow, in a fit of insanity killed the 10 months old child of Henry Wearly of Hampton while making an examination of it in Dr. Hobsonís office in that city. The parents had brought the child to Dr. Hobsonís office to be treated for some trifling ailment, and before he had time to attend to it was called out. Dr. Appleby was in the office and Dr. Hobson suggested that he should make the necessary examination. As soon as Hobson left the office, Dr. Appleby took the child in his arms and handled it so roughly that the parents protested, but to no avail. Suddenly the doctor put his thumb under the babiesí child and, with his fingers on top of its head, crushed the face in so that the blood gushed out of the nose and mouth. Then, jumping up, he seized the child by one foot and began swinging it around his head, resisting all efforts of terror-stricken parents to stop him, the baby was killed. The insane commission was immediately convened and at midnight Dr. Appleby was on his way to the hospital for the insane at Independence.
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