Holy Rollers: Murder and Madness in Oregon's Love Cult
by T. McCracken and Robert B. Blodgett
GOD BLESS YOU, GEORGE, WE’RE PRAYING FOR YOU.
Headline, Seattle Star, July 2, 1906
It turned out it wasn’t a full-blown cholera epidemic, just one very ill juror, H. E. Start. Dr. John B. Loughary was called in to examine him. Ironically, the defense had at one time considered calling Dr. Loughary—a “brain specialist” and former assistant superintendent of the asylum at Steilacoom—as a witness, but thought he might hurt their case and not help it. For a time then, the prosecution thought about calling him as a rebuttal witness. Now the doctor was being called in to make a diagnosis on Start.
Sorry. I really would love to continue this chapter and give the whole book away, but I'd also really love to sell a few books to pay the bills.