Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Susan Childs, Disfigured for Life by Anonymous Woman’s Acid Attack - 1911

FULL TEXT: Goldfield, Nev., Aug. 24. – Susan Childs, a pretty domestic, aged 21, is suffering from severe burns on the face and breast today, sustained when an unidentified woman, believed to have been prompted by jealousy, hurled a quantity of carbolic acid at her head. Miss Childs will be disfigured for life.

[“Jealous Woman Throws Acid,” The Tacoma Times (Wa.), Aug. 24, 1911, p. 3]


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


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