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  • I-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times | Reporter's Experience at Kankakee

    July 15, 1935
    This is the first article in the "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series by Chicago Daily Times reporter Frank Smith. ...
  • II-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times | Reporter Takes Kankakee 'Water Cure'

    July 16, 1935
    In this second installment to the series, Smith describes in detail his stay in Kankakee's hydrotherapy ward, where ...
  • III-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times | Reporter's Night of Terror at Kankakee POOR SCAN - REDO

    July 17, 1935
    In his third installment of the series "Seven Days in the Madhouse," Frank Smith describes being finally released ...
  • IV-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times | 'Death Cup' Perils Kankakee Inmates

    July 18, 1935
    In this fourth installment of "Seven Days in the Madhouse" Smith runs into two patients who recognize him, nearly ...
  • V-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times Seven Days in the Madhouse! | Railroaded to Kankakee as Insane

    July 19, 1935
    In the fifth installment of "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" Frank Smith speaks with Oscar, a fellow mental patient at ...
  • VI-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times | Haunted by Kankakee Fire Hazards

    July 22, 1935
    In this sixth installment of his "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series, reporter Frank Smith receives his clothes and ...
  • VII-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times | Crazy Rhythm Dance at Kankakee

    July 23, 1935
    The seventh and one of the more amusing installments in his "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series, here Frank Smith ...
  • VIII-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times | Attempted Suicide at Kankakee Hospital

    July 24, 1935
    In this eighth article in the "Seven Days in the Madhouse!" series, Frank Smith reveals his conversations with ...
  • IX-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times | Water Perils Inmates at Kankakee

    July 25, 1935
    In this ninth, and second to last, installment of the Times' "Seven Days in a Madhouse" series, Frank Smith details ...
  • X-"Seven Days in the Madhouse!" - Frank Smith - Chicago Daily Times | Freedom! Reporter Leaves Kankakee

    July 26, 1935
    In the tenth and final story about his week spent undercover at Illinois' Kankakee psychiatric hospital, Frank Smith ...
  • III-"Fascist Union U.S. Nazi Goal" - William Mueller and John C. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times | Times Storm Troopers Tell More Secrets

    September 12, 1937
    Third report based on undercover time spent with the US nazi movement in the lead up to World War II.
  • II-"U.S. Children 'Heil' Hitler" - William Mueller and John C. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times | Times Men Reveal More Nazi Secrets

    September 10, 1937
    The second day of reports on the US nazi movement, based on undercover reporting in the lead up to World War II.
  • I-"Secrets of Nazi Army in USA" - William Mueller and John Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times | By TIMES men who joined it!

    September 9, 1937
    The first in a series of articles based on time spent with American Nazis in the lead up to World War II. Multiple ...
  • IV-"Nazi Swastika Burns Like Fiery Cross" - William Mueller and John C. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times | More Nazi Secrets by Times Storm Reporters

    September 13, 1937
    The fourth set of reports on the U.S. nazi movement in the lead up to World War II. This set focuses on nazi ...
  • V-"Nazi in U.S. Blast Church" - William Mueller and John C. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times | Further Secrets by Times Storm Troopers

    September 14, 1937
    The Times series of undercover reports from inside the U.S. nazi movement before World War II continues with a look ...
  • VI-"Bunds Push Jewish Boycott" - William Mueller, John C. Metcalfe, and James J. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times | More Nazi Secrets told by Times Men

    September 16, 1937
    The continuation of two series of undercover reports on the U.S. nazi movement; a report on a Jewish boycott in the ...
  • VII-"Storm Trooper's Love Flight Told By Chicago Wife " - William Mueller, James J. Metcalfe and John C. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times

    September 17, 1937
    The continuation of two undercover series of articles based on time spent with American nazi groups, and other ...
  • VIII-"Nazi in U.S. Boast German Counsul Control" - William Mueller, John C. Metcalfe, James J. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times

    September 19, 1937
    Two undercover series on American nazis continue, and an article about the findings of one undercover reporter's ...
  • IX-" Ex-G-Man Hears Bund Edict on Kenosha March" - James J. Metcalfe and John C. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times

    September 20, 1937
    Two series of stories from undercover investigations into American nazi groups in the lead-up to World War II.
  • X-"German Citizens Join U.S. Bund, Ex G-Man Learns" - James J. Metcalfe and John C. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times

    September 21, 1937
    The continuation of two undercover series of reports on American nazi groups, and an article on the call for a ...
  • XI-"Ex G-Man Finds Friction in Nazi Ranks" - James J. Metcalfe and John C. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times

    September 22, 1937
    The two undercover series about American nazis continue, accompanied by two articles about developments in Germany.
  • XII-"Chicago Police 'with Us,' Ex G-Man hears Nazi Boast" - James J. Metcalfe and John C. Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times

    September 23, 1937
    The two undercover series about American nazis continue, with revelations about the organizations told to the ...
  • XIII-"It can happen here;" Nazi Torturer Tells How" - John Metcalfe and James Metcalfe - Chicago Daily Times

    September 24, 1937
    the conclusion of the undercover American nazi series.
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  • I-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Infanticide: The Revelation Resulting from an Investigation Made by 'The Times;' Child Murder Committed to an Appalling Extent in Chicago; Leading Physicians and Well-Known Midwives Involved in the Crime; The Lives Choked Out of Little Ones on the Very Threshold of Existence; A Series of Articles Giving Names and Addresses That Will Astonish the People."

    December 12, 1888
  • II-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Child-Murder Practiced as One of the Fine Arts in Chicago: How the Midwives Look Upon Abortion and with What Ease They Can Be Hired to Perform It; Several of the Well-Known Madames Consent to Commit Brutal Crimes for Small Pay; Physicians Called in to Assist When Necessary -- One of Them Named by a Midwife; The Preliminary Story Gives Indication of What May Be Expected to Follow

    December 13, 1888
  • III-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Dr. F.H. Thurston of 8018 Indiana Avenue Would be Accommodating; He Has a Prosperous Practice Among the Ladies and Is Quite Cautious, but Would Fix it All Right; With a Few Exceptions All the Professional Midwives in Chicago are Abortionists; Child-Murder, a Common Practice and Looked Upon in a Matter-of-Fact Sort of Way; The Peculiar Gratitude of a Betrayed Wife Whose Husband Has Ruined Her Slater."

    December 14, 1888
  • IV-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "The Shocking Results of the Inquiry Up to the Present Time; A List of the Midwives Who Are Engaged in the Practice of Abortion; Dr. Norman Bridge Indignantly Declines to Meddle with Such Cases -- Doctors Who Consent; The Story of the Female Reporter Who Took Part in the Investigation; She Found the Drs. Emile Siegmund, E. W. Edwards, and the Brute Chaffee Were in the Business; Some Startling Revelations Concerning the Extent of the Practice in Chicago

    December 15, 1888
  • V-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "A Curse That Is Blighting American Society and Blasting American Homes; It Destroys the Offspring of Natives and Leaves to Others the Task of Raising Children; Thousands Upon Thousands of Abortions Committed Annually in the City of Chicago; Midwives and Reputable Physicians Engaged in the Practice of Child-Murder; Doctors Who Would Not Be Tempted and Many Who Were but Too Willing to Take Blood Money; Stanley Ely, Simpson, and Police Surgeon Silva Were Ready for Business; A Woman Physician Who Set a Noble Example to Her Male Brethren in the Profession

    December 16, 1888
  • VI-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "The President of the Medico-Legal Society Indorses 'The Times'; Approbation from a Quarter Where the Imperative of the Disclosures Is Understood; The Girl Reporter's Narrative Continued and More Startling Revelations Made; Physicians Who Stand Among the Highest Detected in Their Crimes; A Brief Resume of the Work Done UP to Date by the Inquiry of This Newspaper; The Inquiry Will Be Extended and Bring About Serious Consequences for Some of the Doctors"

    December 17, 1888
  • VII-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Dr. Hale's Letter of Introduction to the Young Girl Reporter; It Would Land Her in a Very Respectable Institution Where the Job Could Be Done; His Dose of Pills, Which Were to Be Taken as a Mere Technicality, or Rather as a Blind; The Prescription Given by Dr. T. Heuching, the German Scientist; It Said One Thing, Meant Another, and a Very Serious and Criminal Thing; Some More Physicians Who Would Engage in Child Murder if They Had a Chance; And Some of Whom the Decent People of Chicago May Well Feel Proud; Action of the Chicago Medical Society -- 'The TImes' Indorsed Again"

    December 18, 1888
  • VIII-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Dr. C.C.P. Silva Dismissed in Disgrace from His Position as Police Surgeon; Another Retrospective Glance at the Work Accomplished by 'The Times'; The Black List of Unprincipled Physicians Growing Larger Every Day; But men of Sterling Character Are Found in One of the Noblest Professions; Indorsements and Encouraging Letters Pouring In From All Directions to This Journal; The Girl Reporter Continues her Story and Shows Up Another Scoundrel; Dr.s Hale and Chamberlin Make Explanations That Will Hardly Hold Water; A Visit to Colwell's Lying-In Hospital --The Law Concerning the Crime of Abortion"

    December 19, 1888
  • IX-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "The Practice of Abortion Is Driving Honorable Medical Practitioners to the Rear; Young Physicians and Comparative Strangers Reaping a Rich Harvest; The Scandanavian Medical Society Adopts Vigorous Resolutions Approving the Inquiries; Dr. Hobart Lectures on 'The Times' Expose at the Chicago Homeopathic College; The Students Present Him and the Girl Reporter with Magnificent Floral Tributes; The Latter Continues Her Story and Brings Down Some More Game; What the Medical and Medico-Legal Societies Will Probably Do in the Premises; Letters of Indorsement from Some More of the Leading Physicians of Chicago and Elsewhere"D a

    December 20, 1888
  • X-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Another Medical Man in the Employment of the City Falls by the Wayside; Coey is the Man and a Charitable View of His Case Does Not Make It Look Well; Dr. A.B. Bausman Was Eager to Perform the Atrocious Crime of Child-Murder Also; Physicians Who Passed Through the Ordeal with Credit to Their Profession; The Girl Reporter Proceeds to Scald Those Eminent Physicians Chamberlin and Hale; Another Presentation of Flowers to a Physician Who Proved Himself to Be Above Temptation; Testimonials and Indorsements from the Physicians of Chicago Continue to Pour in Upon 'The Times'"

    December 21, 1888
  • XI-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "The Investigation Leads to the Unearthing of a Most Atrocious Crime; A Woman Compelled to Undergo a Brutal Operation at the Hands of Dr. Simpson; Dr. Peter Arndt Was Ready to Perform an Abortion for One Hundred Dollars; Drs. Ludlam and Hurst Pass Through Safely -- Dr. Lewis Puts Up Safeguards; More Testimonials--Dr. Gwynne, Dr. Belfield, and the Girl Reporter the Recipients; The Latter Presented with a Gold Pen by Students of the College of Dental Surgery; Record of Dr. Higgins Who Figures in This Exposure--A Ruffianly Career; The Inquiry Taking a Wider Range and the Interest Growing Stronger in All Directions"

    December 22, 1888
  • XII-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "The Girl Reporter of 'The Times' Takes in a Batch of Physicians; Several of Them Prove to Be More than Willing to Commit Abortion; Some Ready and Anxious to Proceed with the Horrible Crime Without Any Delay; Prominent Physicians Who Have Not the Stamina to Stand Up for What They Know to Be Right; Among Them Drs. Knoll, Carr, Davis, Atwood, Tooker, and Sharpe; The Black List Rapidly Growing Larger--A Corrected Classification Up to Date; What 'The Times' Started Out to Do and What It Hopes to Accomplish Through This Inquiry; Letters Sustaining the Crusade Received from Nearly Every Reputable Physician in the City"

    December 23, 1888
  • XIII-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "The Crusade Upon Abortionists Will Lead to Much-Needed Reform; Not Only in the Medical Profession but Among the People Who Patronize Malpractice; Moral Must Be Supplemented by Legal Force in Order to Obtain the Proper Results; A Lake View Woman Dies from the Effects of an Abortion Committed About Two Weeks Ago; The Girl Reporter Indulges in a Retrospective View of the Work She Has Done; Another Batch of Physicians Visited, One of Whom was Ready to Commit the Crime; Some Manly and Christian Men Among the Number--Their Kind Advice"

    December 24, 1888
  • XIV-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "The Crusade Upon the Abortionists Will Lead to Much-Needed Reform; Not Only in the Medical Profession but Among the People Who Patronize Malpractice; Moral Must Be Supplemented by Legal Force in Order to Obtain the Proper Results; A Lake View Woman Dies from the Effects of an Abortion Committed About Two Weeks Ago; The Girl Reporter Indulges in a Retrospective View of the Work She Has Done; Another Batch of Physicians Visited, One of Whom Was Ready to Commit the Crime; Some Many and Christian Men Among the Number --Their Kind Advice"

    December 25, 1888
  • XVI-"Infanticide: The Remedy" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Dr. W.T. Belfield Presents His Views on the Question 'What Will Come of It'?; He Thinks the Results Will be Great and Permanent if the License Law Is Changed; State Supervision of Medical Practice and Practitioners Is an Absolute Necessity; 'The Times' Crusade Will Have Been All in Vain If It Is Not Continued by Physicians; Remarks of the Girl Reporter on the Establishment of a Lying-In Hospital; The Chicago Medical Society Investigates the Charges Against Dr. Coey; Another Brutal Operation by Higgins-Reynolds Brings a Libel Suit-- Correspondence"

    December 27, 1888
  • XVIII-"Infanticide: The Remedy" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Reputable Physicians Discuss the Infanticide Horror and How It May Be Stopped; Additional Power Should Be Given the State Board to Regulate Medical Practice; And All Physicians of Questionable Character Should Be Shut Out of the Profession; But the Real Remedy, It Is Agreed, Lies in a Higher Moral Education of the Young; Drs. B.N. Isham, Charles Gilman Smith, Truman W. Miller, John M. Owens, and Others On the Subject; Mrs. Julia Holmes Smith and Sarah Hackett Stevenson Express Their Views on Remedial Measures"

    December 29, 1888
  • XIX-"Infanticide: The Remedy" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Dr. Rauch Advises Strict Enforcement of Existing Laws Against the Abortionists; An Examining Board with Authority to Ignore Diplomas Would Be a Step Forward; Dr. Charles Adams Says that New Laws Are Needed as the State Board Is Powerless; Many Point Out a Radical Revision of Sexual Ethics as the Only Certain Moral Remedy; A Medical Paper Commends 'The Times''s Articles and Denounces the Dishonorable Practitioners"

    December 30, 1888
  • XX-"Infanticide: Seeking the Remedy" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Father Butler Says There Are Almost No Cases of Abortions Among Catholics; He Thinks the Protestant Church Too Lax in Its Teachings Against Social Sins and Crimes; Needed Reforms in Methods of Medical Education -- More Suggestions from Correspondents"

    December 31, 1888
  • XXI-"Infanticide: Seeking the Remedy" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Dr. Justin Hayes Favors the Most Stringent Laws Against Abortionists; Arguments by Doctors and Laymen Bearing Upon the Moral, Judicial, and Medical Phases of the Evil; The Proposition to Found a Lying-In Hospital Approved; Many Diplomas Obtained Too Easily"

    January 1, 1889
  • XXII-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Judge Hortch Gives His Ideas of the Moral and Legal Responsibility; And he with Dr. H.A. Johnson, Believes Good Will Come of 'The Times''s Crusade Against Infanticide; A Scathing Letter Directed at Preachers Too Cowardly to Speak Against the Great Crime"

    January 2, 1889
  • XVII-"Infanticide: The Remedy" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Dr. N.S. Davis Thinks Doctors Should Be Licensed Only After Three Years' Study; Then the State Board Should Debar from Practice Those Convicted of Abortion; Dr. I.N. Danforth Commends the Measures Advocated by Dr. Belfield as Remedial Means; Taking a Humane View of it Dr. H.T. Byford Thinks a Lying-In Hospital Ought to Be Founded; An Institution Modeled After the Great Hospital at Vienna Dr. Zelater Thinks the Best Plan; The Great Responsibility of Inconsiderate Husbands from a Women's Point of View; Female Solicitors of Abortion Cases Employed by a Number of City Physicians"

    December 28, 1888
  • XXIII-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Dr. De Wolf Says 'The Times' Has Begun the Grandest Moral Work of Modern Ages; He Believes Its Widespread Agitation of the Crime of Abortion Will Bring About Much Good; Dr. Edmond Andrews and Others Recommend Very Important Reforms in Medical Legislation"

    January 3, 1889
  • XXIV-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "Dr. Frank Cary Says There Is Urgent Need for an Interstate Medical Law; Miss Willard Makes an Earnest Appeal for Co-Operation in Works Which Strive for Social Purity; Members of the Medical Profession Continue to Discuss Methods of Preventing Infanticide"

    January 4, 1889
  • XXV-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "A Lady Physician Would Hold Men Accountable for Deeds of Immorality; Dr. Odelia Blinn Doubts Whether a Lying-In Hospital Would Bring About a Proper State of Things; The State Should Have Entire Control of The Numerous Medical and Charitable Institutions"

    January 5, 1889
  • XV-"Infanticide" - Unsigned - Chicago Daily Times | "The Girl Reporter of 'The Times' Concludes Her Well-Told Story; In a Few Words She Sums Up Her Experiences and Draws Certain Conclusions; Dr. Cotton a Cross-Questioner of the Court-Room Stripe--Dr. Bush a Man You May Tie To; H.N. Sneall, M.D. Suggested a Plan That Would at Least Save Himself from Disgrace; Simpson, the Notorious, Suggested by Dr. Thilo and Dr. Korsell Would Do It If It Had to Be Done; Other Physicians Who Were Weak on Some Points and Strong on Others"

    December 26, 1888
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