ITALY: Paranoiac

The noted Italian alienists, Professors August Giannelli and Sante de Sanctis, have been pursuing for the last month a careful examination of the frail, white-haired Irishwoman who nicked Premier Mussolini's nose with a revolver bullet last spring (TIME, April 19).

Last week the Premier's would-be-assassin, the Hon. Violet Albina Gibson, sister of Baron Ashbourne, known since childhood by her family to have been of unsound mind but never restrained by them, was pronounced by the Italian alienists, "a dangerous homicidal paranoiac who should be permanently held in an insane asylum."

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