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    Columbus Daily Enquirer
    June 7,1901



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  • #2
    Thanks for this Howard.So it seems ,like Supt Cutbush, Dr Bond had been suffering from depression for some time before he topped himself.It might be worth finding out some more about Dr Bond.
    Best Wishes

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    • #3
      Nats:

      My pleasure. If I get a chance,I'll try tracking down more on Bond,using different search terms.

      Cheers !
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      • #4
        The Penny Illustrated Paper and Illustrated Times (London, England)
        Saturday, June 15, 1901





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        • #5
          Hello Howard and Natalie

          This is an unusual way for a medical man to commit suicide, and speaks I think to his evident mental disturbance at the time that Dr. Thomas Bond jumped from the third floor of his house. Physicians are among social groups that have a naturally high rate of suicide. However, with the various drugs available to medical men to possibly use to commit suicide, one might expect a pharmaceutical approach to the suicide rather than the rather showy and desperate type of auto-despatch chosen by Dr. Bond.

          Chris
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          • #6
            Thanks, Howard. That illustration, fanciful though it might be, really brings home the horror and despair of Bond's demise.

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            • #7
              Hi Chris,

              You're right. It was "an unusual way for a medical man to commit suicide".

              He was pushed.

              Regards,

              Simon

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              • #8
                Chris:

                You're correct in that typically people of any profession or persuasion don't commit suicide in such a painful way...and considering the availability of narcotics to utilize...I wonder how long Dr. Bond actually suffered.

                To me...and I'm putting myself in his shoes here...to me if I had been suffering for some length of time with no possible way of solving whatever ailed me, I'd go the way of the needle, but certainly not taking a leap from at least 40-50 feet. I'd have time to assess the situation and take the painless path.

                Which makes me think this may have been a result of something that popped up on him. I didn't put it on the boards, C.G, but in 1899 he was called in for a case involving a mother who killed her child ( I think her name was Matsen) for his expertise.

                58 years old isn't old. C.G. is older than that and I'm nearly that. Perhaps it was something that developed within the preceding weeks or months that forced this decision. Suicide is suicide and not something normally come to at the spur of the moment, but a rather long process of evaluating the current quality of life one is experiencing.
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                • #9
                  Dreamer kills himself.

                  'Shortly before seven next morning the nurse attending the doctor left the apartment for a moment. No sooner was the attendant's back turned than the doctor got out of bed and, wearing only his night clothing, threw himself out of the window.'

                  ~~~

                  Occasionally the victims of suicide recognize and confess some of the unconscious motives impelling the act, during the interval between the commission of the act and the moment of death. This is particularly vivid in such instances as are represented by the following press clippings:

                  DREAMER KILLS HIMSELF - LIVES ONLY LONG ENOUGH TO EXPLAIN STRANGE SHOOTING

                  Roseburg, Ore., March 13 (AP) A pistol bullet fired during a dream was reported to state police here to have killed Phillip Pezoldt, homesteader in the remote Diamond Rock region. Hearing a shot, Mrs Louis Neiderheiser went to Pezoldt's room in his cabin and found him dying, she told officers. She said he gasped out that he had been dreaming, and had taken a pistol from under his pillow and shot himself. Topeka Daily Capital, March 14, 1935.

                  Jump

                  In Staunton, Va., Arthur Fournier fell asleep on a bus, dreamed he was asleep on the deep. Still asleep, he leaped to his feet, cried: "She's sinking' jump for your lives!" No fool to remain aboard a sinking ship, Arthur Fournier jumped through the window, was killed.
                  TIME, Nov. 9, 1931

                  Karl A. Menninger, Man Against Himself (full text)

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                  (*V*)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Simon Wood View Post
                    Hi Chris,

                    You're right. It was "an unusual way for a medical man to commit suicide".

                    He was pushed.

                    Regards,

                    Simon
                    Did you do it, Simon?

                    Chris
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                    • #11
                      I think the good Dr Bond was looking for the bathroom.
                      But I do have much to say on this, but I must get to the pub first, so it is straight out of the window for me.

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                      • #12
                        Hi Chris,

                        No, Guv. It wasn't me. Honest. I have a cast-iron alibi.

                        And my word is my Bond.

                        Regards,

                        Simon

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                        • #13
                          Obituaries.

                          Times (London)
                          7 June 1901

                          OBITUARY
                          Mr. Thomas Bond.


                          Mr.Thomas Bond, F.R.C.S., surgeon to the Westminster Hospital, who destroyed himself yesterday morning in a fit of insanity by jumping out of a third-floor window at his house, 7, The Sanctuary, Westminster, was educated at King's College and King's College Hospital, and became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1864. In 1865 he graduated as Bachelor of Medicine at the University of London, in 1866 as Bachelor of Surgery and gold medallist, and in the same year he became a Fellow by examination of the Royal College of Surgeons. After a short period of service with the Prussian Army he returned home, and was appointed assistant surgeon, and in due time surgeon to the Westminster Hospital and to the A division of police. By reason of the last-mentioned appointment his attention was early directed to medico-legal questions, in which he soon became an acknowledged expert ; and he has been concerned in the inquiries which have been made into almost all the important murder cases for many years past. His experience was also frequently appealed to in cases of real or alleged injuries received by railway passengers, and he was permanently retained as surgeon or consulting surgeon by both the Great Eastern and the Great Western Railway Companies. He contributed the article on "Railway Injuries" to Heath's "Dictionary of Surgery," and was an occasional contributor to the medical journals. Mr. Bond's health is understood to have been failing for some time past, and during the last few months he is said to have been the subject of melancholia, a form of insanity with depression in which attempts at suicide are not infrequent. It appears that he was left alone in his bedroom yesterday morning for a few moments, and that he jumped out of the window in his nightdress, falling a distance of more than 40ft. into the area, and dying almost immediately. Mr. Bond was twice married, first, to a daughter of the late Mr. Justice Hayes, by whom he leaves a family, and, secondly, to a lady who survives him.

                          ~~~

                          Bond committed suicide in 1901 by throwing himself from a bedroom window following a long period of insomnia caused by pain he had been suffering since middle-age, and which he had treated with narcotics.


                          THE LATE MR. THOMAS BOND. The Lancet, Vol. 157, No. 4060, p 1777.

                          ~~~
                          (*V*)

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                          • #14
                            Australian Report on Dr Bond

                            Hi all,
                            Found this report on Dr Bond in The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA), Monday 15 July 1901. Sorry about the quality.

                            Dave
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                            • #15
                              Dear Dave :

                              Terrible way to die, isn't it ?
                              I've looked at how he took his own life in the past...and have wondered why he didn't take an overdose of morphine or something that would put him to sleep, having access to narcotics. That must have been a spontaneous action because if he had been suffering for long, he would have had opportunity to choose how he went out. Give me the needle anyday.
                              Unless he had been fighting the urge to commit suicide and then one day just said, "Oh the hell with this !" and then leaped.

                              Thank you for this additional information on that tragedy,DJ.
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