Thursday, April 07, 2005

Fumes Kill Girl Re-Enacting Scene From Film

Cheyenne, WY
April 6, 1947

On Sunday, 10-year-old Irene Josephine Spirk watched a movie in which a nurse anesthetised a patient. Today she acted out the scene with her little brother, substituting a bottle of cleaning fluid for ether. Irene inhaled more of the fumes than the little fellow, and died in the hospital of chemical poisoning.

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