Default

Default

Default

Default

Default

Default

This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

HYPNOTIC SHAVING.

EXTRAORDINARY DEFENCE TO A CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.

When charged at Sparkhlll, Birmingham, on Monday, February 22, with attempted suicide, Henry Crisp, a maltster, aged fiftyseven, told an astonishing tale of acting under an automatic Impulse owing to epilepsy.

Ou Sunday night, January 17th, he went to bed. The nest thing he knew was that ho walked automatically to the lookingglass and saw his reflection. Then he saw a razor lying under the dressing-table. A little later ho heard spots dripping on the tnble. Putting his hand to his throat ne found his hnud covered with blood.

Defendant's solicitor said the act was medically attributed to an attack of "nocturnal epilepsy," under the Influence of which a person would unconsciously do all sorts of things. He suggested accused took the razor for the purpose of shaving.

Crisp, who was stated to have been in his present situation twenty years, was handed over to the care of relatives.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item
Bibliographic details
Word Count
159

HYPNOTIC SHAVING. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 85, 10 April 1909

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working