Sunday, March 15, 2009

Harry Boyd Declared Insane

5 page 1882 document. Harry Boyd, a 51 year old insurance agent, is declared insane and "unfit to be at large" and is sentenced to the State Insane Asylum. Signed by Multnomah County Judge L. B. Stearns and two examining physicians. Details of the case are given. Boyd is "rational at times." Supposed cause of the disease is "alcoholism." He has been in the insane asylum for a week already, and is now being legally committed.

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