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History of the Historian: Sharlot Hall

History of the Historian: Sharlot Hall

Don’t let this picture of Sharlot Hall fool you. She may look gentle enough, but in 1926, around the time this picture was taken, she got the only slaughtering license ever issued to a woman and was quite proud of it. Her acclaim does not stem from this dubious distinction however, but rather from her work as a writer and a historian.

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Doctor says Wood may have sensed he was suffocating (access required)

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Seven times in two hours a masked medical doctor stood over inmate Joseph Wood with his back to the execution witnesses. The unknown doctor was touching Wood’s eye with a cotton swab and sticking a tongue depressor down his throat to look for reactions that come with consciousness.

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