Fainting and Licking Waiters
"Your Honor will recollect that while doctors employed by the defense were
sitting in the court room, witnesses were put on to testify to fainting
spells. Now, what was the purpose of that? The purpose of that was to lay
a foundation, in my judgment, for some doctor to later take the stand and
testify that Loeb was suffering from epilepsy; and it would be argued that,
having epilepsy, his mind was diseased.
Dr. Hulbert in his report, as I will later show you, says that there were
not any evidences of fainting in Loeb, except one fainting spell that he
had during initiation; and yet witness after witness was put on, and they
testified that he fainted, that his eyes were glassy, and that he frothed
at the mouth.
But cross-examination showed that he was merely drunk; he was not rigid,
but he was stiff; his frothing at the mouth was a drunken vomit, and after
he got through he wanted to lick a couple of waiters."