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William McMillan

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William McMillan (or McMillen; b. 1855) was a Scots-born carpenter residing at St. Louis, Missouri in 1901 whose zeal to design a perpetual motion machine was reported to have caused him to experience paranoid delusions, culminating in an allegedly dream-induced murder-suicide attempt, repeatedly cutting his wife, Cecilia McMillan, and then himself with a planer blade.

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