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Source: Medical News
Source type: journal
Document type: news column
Document title: “Echoes and News”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 2 November 1901
Volume number: 79
Issue number: 18
Pagination: 704-07 (excerpt below includes only page 704)

“Echoes and News.” Medical News 2 Nov. 1901 v79n18: pp. 704-07.
Leon Czolgosz (autopsy).
Named persons
John Gerin; Carlos F. MacDonald; William McKinley; Edward A. Spitzka.


Echoes and News [excerpt]

     Execution of Czolgosz.—The assassin of President McKinley was electrocuted Tuesday morning. The autopsy was conducted by Dr. Carlos F. MacDonald, Dr. E. A. Spitzka and Dr. Gerin, the prison physician.
     The skull was found to be of normal thickness. It was the unanimous agreement after microscopical examination that the brain was normal.
     The following brief statement was issued:
     “The autopsy was made by Dr. Edward A. Spitzka of New York, under the immediate supervision and direction of Dr. Carlos F. MacDonald of New York and Dr. John Gerin, prison physician. The autopsy occupied over three hours, and embraced a careful examination of all the bodily organs, including the brain. The examination revealed a perfectly healthy state of all the organs, including the brain. All of the physicians who attended the execution were present at the autopsy, and all concurred in the findings of the examiners.”



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