FULL TEXT: Troy, Oct. 21.- The extraordinary case of Retta McCabe, a beautiful blue-eyed, golden-haired child of four years, who has pronounced suicidal and homicidal tendencies, has puzzled the medical fraternity of Troy and vicinity.
[“Child Jekyll And Hyde. – Beautiful Little Retta McCabe Is an Uncontrollabe Demon at Times. – Murdered Her Baby Brother – Possessed with a Suicidal Mania, She Sat Down Before a Railroad Train. – Kicks, Bites and Scratches. – She Stuffs Beans Into children’s Noses and Ears – A strange, Wild, Acrobatic Monster.” The World (New York, N. Y.), Oct. 25, 1897, p. 9]
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