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Source: Medical Age
Source type: journal
Document type: news column
Document title: “Items and Notes”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 10 December 1901
Volume number: 19
Issue number: 23
Pagination: 898-901 (excerpt below includes only pages 899-900)

“Items and Notes.” Medical Age 10 Dec. 1901 v19n23: pp. 898-901.
Leon Czolgosz (autopsy).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; John Gerin; Carlos F. MacDonald [misspelled below]; Edward A. Spitzka.


Items and Notes [excerpt]

     THE autopsy on Czolgosz’s body, who was executed at Auburn Prison October 29, was conducted, according to an exchange, by Dr. Carlos F. Macdonald, the expert alienist, and ex-president of the New York State Lunacy Commission; Dr. E. A. Spitzka, of New York; and Dr. Gerin, the prison physician. Almost their entire attention was directed toward discovering, if possible. [899][900] whether Czolgosz was in any way mentally irresponsible. But after a three hours’ careful examination of all the bodily organs, they all concurred that the findings revealed a perfectly healthy condition of all these organs, including the brain. They declared that the brain was even slightly above the normal, and it was merely from perversion of intellect, not from any lack, that he committed the crime.



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