Czolgosz’s Brain Normal
The Autopsy Revealed a Perfectly Healthy State of
All the Organs.
AUBURN, N. Y., Oct.
29.—The physicians holding the autopsy have decided, after a critical
examination, that Czolgosz’s brain was normal, if not above normal.
Naturally, almost the entire attention
of the physicians assigned to hold the autopsy was directed toward
discovering, if possible, whether the assassin was in any way mentally
irresponsible. The autopsy was conducted by Drs. Charles F. MacDonald,
E. A. Spitza and Prison Physician Gerin. The top of the head was
sawed off through the thickest part of the skull, which was found
to be of normal thickness and it was the unanimous opinion after
a microscopical examination that the brain was slightly above normal.
This demonstrated to the entire satisfaction of the physicians that
in no way was Czolgosz’s mental condition, except as it might have
been perverted, responsible for the crime.
The autopsy was completed shortly
before noon, when the surgeons issued the following brief statement:
“The autopsy was made by Mr. Edward
A. Spitzka of New York, under the immediate supervision and direction
of Dr. Carlos F. MacDonald of New York and Dr. John Guerin, 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 sate 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.
GERIN, M. D.;
F. MACDONALD, M. D.;
A lengthy technical statement is being
prepared and will be issued later in the day.