By 1930, 68-year-old George W. Appleby had practiced medicine for forty-years in the small town of Bristow, Iowa. In many ways, he was exactly what you’d expect – a white-haired elderly man who seemed to genuinely care about his patients and treated their various… Continue Reading “The Insane Doctor: Medicine, Drugs, and Murder in Small-Town Iowa”
Dr. George Appleby was everything a small-town doctor should be: polite, gentle, and caring. But under the surface seethed hidden secret that would burst forth one dark day in 1900. Sources ‘Mad Deed of A Doctor.’ The Courier, 1/10/1900 ‘Dr. Appleby’s Crime.’ The… Continue Reading “Episode 53: The Insane Doctor: Medicine, Drugs, and Murder in a Small-Town”
It probably came as quite a shock to some people when 68-year-old G.W. Appleby was arrested on drug charges in early 1930. Appleby had been practicing medicine in the small-town of Bristow, Iowa for forty years. He was loved and… Continue Reading “‘Suffer the Children…’ : The Wearly Child Murder of 1900”
There were several accidents, both large and small, that took place. Ships ran aground and caught fire, and more than one person drowned. Several towns up and down the Mississippi have tragic stories, and Davenport, Iowa has more than its fair share. Sometimes, those events produce other, stranger tales.