Source: Deseret Evening News
Source type: newspaper
Document type: article
Document title: “Was Czolgosz Insane?”
City of publication: Salt Lake City, Utah
Date of publication: 29 January 1902
Volume number: 52
Issue number: 59
|“Was Czolgosz Insane?” Deseret Evening News 29 Jan. 1902 v52n59: p. 3.|
|Leon Czolgosz (mental health).|
|L. Vernon Briggs [middle name misspelled below]; Walter Channing; Leon Czolgosz.|
Was Czolgosz Insane?
Boston, Jan. 29.—“Was Czolgosz Insane?” was the
title of a paper read by Dr. Walter Channing, head of a sanitarium here before
the Norfolk district medical society in Brookline. The answer he gave was couched
in these words: “After weighing all the evidence from all sources that has come
to my attention I am inclined to the conclusion that it furnishes more grounds
for the diagnosis of insanity than for the diagnosis of sanity.”
Dr. Channing’s paper was a scientific examination of facts collected for him with much labor and pains by Dr. L. Varnon Briggs, of Boston. In the collection of these facts some 50 or 60 persons were interviewed, not only in Cleveland, and Buffalo, but at the prison in Auburn, the purpose being to present data gathered from original sources as far as possible.
Much of the new evidence presented by Dr. Channing relates to the life and habits of Czolgosz.