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Mansfield News
Ohio, U.S.A.
29 September 1910
WORLD IS GOING MAD SAYS RIPPER EXPERT

According to Dr. Forbes Winslow, who acquired international celebrity by his sedulous insistence on his theory that Jack the Ripper was a homicidal maniac, the world is going mad.

Dr. Winslow considers that the rate of progress to that consummation is shockingly rapid. In a book of reminiscences published recently this expert in criminal lunacy says:

"By a simple arithmetical calculation it can be shown the exact year when there will be more insane persons in the world than sane. We in England are gradually approaching, with the decadence of our youth, near proximity to a nation of madmen.

"By comparing the lunacy statistics of 1869 with those of 1909, four decades having intervened, my reflections are sad indeed. A terrible but real curse is in store, and an insane world looks certain to me in the not far distant future.

"In 1869 out of a population of 22,228,299 there were 53,177 registered lunatics in England and Wales, there being one lunatic in every 418 of the total population, whereas in 1909 out of a population of 35,756,615 the number of registered lunatics was 128,787, making on an average one lunatic in every 278 of population, so that in forty years an enormous increase in lunacy is seen - surely a dreadful future for nations still unborn to have to cope with."


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       Press Reports: Atlanta Constitution - 17 June 1894 
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       Press Reports: Daily News - 10 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 31 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily News - 4 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Daily Telegraph - 20 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Eastern Post - 21 September 1889 
       Press Reports: Echo - 25 September 1888 
       Press Reports: El Nacional - 24 October 1889 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 1 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 21 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 25 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening News - 31 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Evening Standard - 11 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Fort Wayne Gazette - 4 October 1895 
       Press Reports: Fort Wayne News - 2 September 1895 
       Press Reports: Indianapolis Star - 6 July 1913 
       Press Reports: Irish Times - 26 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Lancet - 22 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Marion Daily Star - 16 September 1895 
       Press Reports: Montreal Gazette - 4 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 12 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Morning Advertiser - 2 October 1888 
       Press Reports: New Oxford Item - 6 September 1895 
       Press Reports: New York Times - 1 September 1895 
       Press Reports: North Eastern Daily Gazette - 3 October 1888 
       Press Reports: Olean Democrat - 13 September 1895 
       Press Reports: Penny Illustrated Paper - 3 August 1889 
       Press Reports: People - 23 September 1888 
       Press Reports: People - 4 November 1888 
       Press Reports: Port Philip Herald - 26 November 1889 
       Press Reports: Star - 21 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 12 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 25 September 1888 
       Press Reports: Times [London] - 9 June 1913 
       Press Reports: Washington Post - 15 May 1910 
       Press Reports: Washington Post - 26 June 1911 
       Press Reports: Washington Post - 9 June 1913 
       Press Reports: Wichita Daily Times - 18 August 1910 
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