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Dr. O'Day has written a tale that is interesting, but which is not notable for literary merit. The love story is woven about scenes in the oil wells of Pennsylvania, and its decided local flavor gives evidence of the author's intimate knowledge of the oil fields.
—Mouratoff after a critical study of this type of mental ailment and of its literature concludes that it is entitled to be considered rather as a morbid species by itself, with a somewhat definite though varied symptomatology, but with one symptom always constant, and a generally constant termination in dementia.
Oil Wells in the Woods.. JAMA. 1906;XLVI(8):605. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510350055048