|The Detroit Free Press, September 11, 1913|
The purpose of this blog is not to write the history of Eloise -- as others have already done with more expertise than I ever could -- but rather to create a repository for written material concerning patients, staff, administrators and the hospital (in its various forms) itself, along with photographs and other ephemera.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
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Somebody sent me a message a month or so back that many of the photo link pictures were missing when they clicked on them. My first reaction was to respond, "Then don't click them!" but thought better of the matter. Seeing as I'm lazy and have lost most of my will to sort through the maze of information on this blog I decided to just re-post any pictures I come across.
This one is of Mrs. Mildred L. Thomas and Dr. S. E. Gould (his name was Sylvester). The fact that I can't find the back side of the photo in my files kind of defeats the whole purpose of posting the photo but maybe it'll jog somebody's memory and they can inform us of the importance of these two besides the scant information I have.
Namely, that Gould did a study in 1954 and found that 16% of the population was annually sickened by pork. Also papers on Trichinella spiralis in piggies, Trichinosis in swine from irradiated larvae, Leiomyosarcome of the Duodenum and many other interesting papers.
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|The Detroit Free Press, September 11, 1904|
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Sunday, December 8, 2013
|The Detroit Free Press, June 5, 1906|
On the verge of being homeless and starving she finally contacted the Poor Commission for help. It assuaged the bill collector somewhat but did nothing for her health. A fainting spell on the way home from one of her cleaning jobs elicited the dire medical diagnosis which demanded she quit working lest she die. It also marked the return of the dire poverty which began this tale.
Although I can find no follow-up story or information that confirms she died, the snippet below suggests that she either remained feisty despite her condition or that there were multiple Mary Jablonskis having a rough go of it in 1906 Detroit.
|The Detroit Free Press, August 19, 1906|
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Sunday, December 1, 2013
|The Detroit Free Press, June 28, 1908|
Where she went and how the incident was settled remains unknown to me at present but one thing is certain: SHE WASN'T INSANE!
|The Detroit Free Press, December 22, 1908|
After finally tracking her husband and family to the area Mrs. Forncrook followed them and began court proceedings to regain custody of her daughter. Grace was taken into the custody of the Humane Society (for children, obviously) and after a pot-boiler trial, remained in the custody of the foster parents she was staying with, denying both parents their appeals.
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|The Detroit Free Press, January 24, 1908|
The former storekeeper from Oakwood arose early on January 23, 1908 and told his wife that he couldn't sleep, then crept out to retrieve his revolver and made his way to the sitting room where he shot himself through the heart. A sad story for a guy with quite an excellent name.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013
|The Detroit Free Press, April 21, 1906|
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