Medicine: Case of Jeanne Eagels

Actress Jeanne Eagels, restless and intemperate, died last October in Manhattan at the Park Avenue Hospital, a private psychotherapeutic sanitarium. Last week the New York Daily Mirror revealed, for the first time, the official findings of her autopsy. An overdose of heroin killed her. The Daily Mirror's article was a piece of journalistic enterprise designed to vex the publishers of the New York Daily News, its rival, and of the nickel weekly Liberty. For Liberty the week before had commenced a vivid, sympathetic biography of...

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