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Source: Medical Counselor
Source type: journal
Document type: editorial
Document title: “Czolgosz’s Brain”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: November 1901
Volume number: 10
Issue number: 11
Pagination: 260-61

“Czolgosz’s Brain.” Medical Counselor Nov. 1901 v10n11: pp. 260-61.
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Leon Czolgosz (mental health); Leon Czolgosz (trial: personal response).
Named persons
Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.


Czolgosz’s Brain

     The experts who made the post-mortem upon murderer Czolgosz and examined his brain reported that they found none of the stigmata of degeneration, in fact as far as any physical evidence went he was above the average in intelligence. We are glad that it turned out so to be. In the general sorrow over McKinley’s death, there are some things to be thankful for. The trial of the assassin was expeditious and conducted without any sensational fea- [260][261] tures. The country was spared the disgraceful doings of the Guiteau trial. The medical profession was spared the mortification of witnessing the self-advertising of any so-called medical experts. The blame was placed just where it belonged, upon the moral obliquity of the prisoner, and his false conceptions of his conduct as a member of civilized society. There is an altogether too strong a tendency to excuse upon the ground of insanity or a diseased mental condition, wrongful acts that arise purely from a lack of self-control, vicious teachings, or a willful determination to heed no call of virtue. Czolgosz belonged in the same class with the beasts of the jungle and like them fit to be exterminated for the best good of humanity.



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