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December 2, 1911

Escape of a Paranoiac—Assistance Wanted

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10 W. Sixty-First Street, New York

JAMA. 1911;LVII(23):1855. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260120045023

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to the Editor:  —During the night of November 21-22, a dangerous paranoiac, one Ottilia Schneider, escaped from the State Asylum for the Criminal Insane at Matteawan, N. Y. She had been sent to the above institution in April, 1907, for a murderous assault on me, and has the delusion that she was operated on and that there is a plot to prevent her from obtaining justice against me and other physicians.She is said to have effected her escape through the connivance of several attendants at the insane asylum, and it is presumed that she will seek medical advice in an attempt to have herselfve adjudged sane. The original indictment againsd her is still in force, and I offer a reward of $500 for her arrest, or for such information as shall lead to her arrest.The description furnished by the asylum authoritiess is as follows: age, 46; height, 5 feet

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