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Source: St. Louis Medical Review
Source type: journal
Document type: news column
Document title: “Notes and Items”
Author(s): anonymous
Date of publication: 19 September 1903
Volume number: 48
Issue number: 12
Pagination: 200-04 (excerpt below includes only page 201)

“Notes and Items.” St. Louis Medical Review 19 Sept. 1903 v48n12: pp. 200-04.
Emil Bratz; Leon Czolgosz (mental health); McKinley assassination (international response).
Named persons
Emil Bratz; Leon Czolgosz; William McKinley.


Notes and Items [excerpt]

     Dr. Bratz, of Berlin, the eminent authority on mental diseases, says Czolgosz, the assassin of President McKinley, suffered from precocious imbecility as long ago as 1896, and shows how his curious notions about his meals and his evident fear of being poisoned by his stepmother support this theory. Rubbishy books only increased his imbecility and led him to the mad idea that he was called to murder the president. Vodartz [sic], commenting on Dr. Bratz’s article, says: “The wretched man was condemned to death because political passion ran high, rather than on consideration of justice.”



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