Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Mamie Lee’s Acid Attack on a Fellow Worker – New Jersey 1901

FULL TEXT: Trenton, N. J., Dec. 15.— Carl Lindsay is suffering from fearful burns about the face. and injuries to his eyes which may result in blindness, if not in death, as a result of a quarrel.

Lindsay and a girl named Mamie Lee employed in the Trenton Brass Works quarreled yesterday afternoon over a bit of work. The girl, in a passion, picked up a jar of hydrochloric acid standing on a workbench beside her and threw it at Lindsay.

The acid spattered over his face and clothing, but fellow-workmen stripped him before the acid reached his body through his clothing.

[“Threw Acid In Man's Face.-  Factory Girl's Act May Blind If It Does Not Kill Him.” New York Times (N.Y.), Dec. 16, 1901, p. 1]


 SEE: “Acid Queens: Women Who Throw Acid” for a collection of synopses of similar cases.


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